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#47 – Ben Bernanke

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Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution1 who served two terms as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States (2006-2014) 2 During his tenure as chair, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve’s response to the late-2000s financial crisis.3


Bernake’s wrote about his time as chairman of the Federal Reserve in his 2015 book, “The Courage to Act”, in which he revealed that the world’s economy came close to collapse in 2007 and 2008, Bernanke asserts that it was the novel efforts of the fed that prevented an economic catastrophe greater than the Great Depression.4




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