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Ben Bernanke

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Ben Shalom Bernanke ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist who served as the 14th chair of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. After leaving the Fed, he is a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution 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.From August 5, 2002, until June 21, 2005, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, proposed the Bernanke doctrine, and first discussed "the Great Moderation" — the theory that traditional business cycles have declined in volatility in recent decades through structural changes that have occurred in the international economy, particularly increases in the economic stability of developing nations, diminishing the influence of macroeconomic (monetary and fiscal) policy. Bernanke then served as chairman of President George W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Bernanke has received more than 2,806,337 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Ben Bernanke is the 172nd most popular economist (up from 179th in 2019), the 2,728th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,848th in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Economist.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Ben Bernanke ranks 172 out of 315Before him are Christopher A. Pissarides, Eli Heckscher, Piero Sraffa, Bengt Holmström, John Bates Clark, and Henry Sidgwick. After him are Israel Kirzner, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Henry George, John A. Hobson, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, and Lionel Robbins.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Ben Bernanke ranks 93Before him are Tim Allen, Najib Razak, Manfred Kaltz, Aleksandr Akimov, Ulrich Mühe, and Jeb Bush. After him are Jean-Bertrand Aristide, András Schiff, Robert Davi, Gali Atari, Nan Goldin, and Ivo Sanader.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Bernanke ranks 2,728 out of 15,968Before him are Noah Webster (1758), Jackie Cooper (1922), Carly Simon (1945), Melissa Leo (1960), Mary Astor (1906), and John C. Calhoun (1782). After him are Estelle Getty (1923), John Gilbert (1895), Glenn Frey (1948), Triple H (1969), Don S. Davis (1942), and Jessye Norman (1945).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Ben Bernanke ranks 56Before him are Frank Knight (1885), Peter Diamond (1940), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Robert F. Engle (1942), James Heckman (1944), and John Bates Clark (1847). After him are Henry George (1839), Mancur Olson (1932), Hyman Minsky (1919), Benjamin Tucker (1854), David D. Friedman (1945), and Henry Hazlitt (1894).

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