Ben Bernanke: Theory and Practice

The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series No. 2014-06

18 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2014

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Alexander Gill

North Carolina State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 5, 2014

Abstract

Ben Bernanke researched monetary policy for over 25 years prior to becoming a policymaker, and his two-term career as Chairman of the Federal Reserve featured a severe recession coupled with a financial crisis, a chief subject of Bernanke's research. His reaction to economic events is noteworthy in its originality and breadth, but its intellectual underpinnings are, with a few exceptions discussed in the paper, not without written precedent. This paper will summarize and connect Bernanke's research and policymaking and show that the two are closely aligned.

Keywords: Economic thought, history of economic thought, central banking, Fed, Bernanke.

JEL Classification: B310, E580, E650

Suggested Citation

Gill, Alexander, Ben Bernanke: Theory and Practice (March 5, 2014). The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series No. 2014-06 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2405053 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2405053

Alexander Gill (Contact Author)

North Carolina State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Raleigh, NC 27695-8110
United States

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