Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen

Formal First Name
8/13/1946 - present

Janet Yellen is an American economist. She has served as the Chair of the Federal Reserve since 2014 to 2018, and a Vice Chair from 2010 to 2014. Yellen continues to lead the charge to keep and strengthen post-crisis regulations such as the Volcker Rule and Dodd-Frank. In addition to her continued contributions to the field of economics, Yellen is also noted for breaking down many gender barriers as a woman in the field.

Professional Experience

Academic History

Federal Reserve Under Janet Yellen

  • common for multiple Fed officials to issues statements to the financial media every week
  • Criticised for caring to  much about keeping stock markets up:  Cartoons joked that she was married to a bull