Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

Formal First Name
Benjamin (Ben)
12/13/1953 - present

Former Chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke played a vital role in restoring the U.S. economy after the 2008 banking crisis that rammed the economy into a downward spiral. He exercised an aggressive and experimental approach to restore public confidence in the financial system. Under his tutelage, the Fed dropped the benchmark interest rates near to zero.

  • Concern for Stock Markets:  Claimed that Fed policy was a success because markets were up!

Federal Reserve Under Ben Bernanke

  • common for multiple Fed officials to issues statements to the financial media every week