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Ben Bernankes Fed: The Federal Reserve After Greenspan Ethan S. Harris

Ben Bernankes Fed: The Federal Reserve After Greenspan

Ethan S. Harris

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ISBN : 9781422163245
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237 pages
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Ben Bernankes swearing in as Federal Reserve chairman in 2006 marked the end of Alan Greenspans long, legendary career. To date, the new chair has garnered mixed reviews. Business economists see him as the best-qualified successor to Greenspan,MoreBen Bernankes swearing in as Federal Reserve chairman in 2006 marked the end of Alan Greenspans long, legendary career. To date, the new chair has garnered mixed reviews. Business economists see him as the best-qualified successor to Greenspan, while many traders and investors worry that hes too academic for the job. Meanwhile, many ordinary Americans do not even know who he is.How will Bernankes leadership affect the Feds actions in the coming years? How will Bernanke build on Greenspans success, but also put his own stamp on the Fed? What will all this imply for businesses and investors? In Ben Bernankes Fed, Ethan Harris provides exceptional insights into these crucial issues.As a leading Fed watch economist, Harris draws on Bernankes academic research, his speeches as a governor of the Fed, and his first two years on the job to shed light on:- How the Federal Reserve analyzes and manages the economy using a synthesis of classical and Keynesian theory- Bernankes strategies for fighting inflation- The implications of the new chairs remarkably plain-spoken style- How Bernanke has cultivated diverse viewpoints but still builds consensus within the FedEngaging and discerning, this book demystifies the man who has stepped into what many describe as the second most powerful job in America.