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Ben Bernanke

Ben BernankeAKA Ben Shalom Bernanke

Born: 13-Dec-1953
Birthplace: Augusta, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Federal Reserve Chairman, 2006-14

Father: Phil Bernanke (pharmacist, d. 8-Aug-2012)
Mother: (schoolteacher)
Brother: Seth
Sister: Sharon
Wife: Anna (two children)
Son: Joel
Daughter: Alyssa

    High School: Dillon, SC
    University: BA Economics, Harvard University (1975)
    University: PhD Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979)
    Professor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1989-90)
    Professor: Stanford University (1983-85)
    Professor: Princeton University (1985-)
    Professor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1993)
    Professor: New York University (1993)

    US Federal Reserve Chairman (31-Jan-2006 to 1-Feb-2014)
    US Council of Economic Advisers Chairman (2005-)
    US Federal Reserve Governor (5-Aug-2002 to present)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
    Bank for International Settlements Board of Directors
    Bilderberg Group
    Econometric Society Fellow (1997)
    Hoover Institution National Fellow (1982-83)
    National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow (1975)
    National Bureau of Economic Research Research Associate
    Phi Beta Kappa Society 1975
    American Economic Review Past Editor
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1999
    Order of the Palmetto 2006
    Time Person of the Year 2009
    Austrian Ancestry

    American Casino (2-May-2009) · Himself

Author of books:
Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience (1999, economics)
Essays on the Great Depression (2004, essays)
The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis (2013, economics)

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