Ben Shalom Bernanke was born (December 13, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia (USA) ) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as the 14th Chair of the Federal Reserve, from 2006 to 2014. He graduated from Harvard University in 1975.
During his tenure as chair, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve’s response to the late-2000s financial crisis, for which he was named the 2009 Time Person of the Year. Before becoming Federal Reserve chair, Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and chaired the department of economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave
He earned a Ph.D. in 1979 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ben Bernanke taught economics from 1979 to 1985 at Stanford University, and was a professor at Princeton University
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