Bernanke Nominated to Federal Reserve Board
NBER Research Associate Ben S. Bernanke, Director of the
NBER's Program on Monetary Economics, has been nominated by
the President to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Bernanke, the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor
of Economics and Public Affairs and the chair of the economics
department at Princeton University, has also been a member of the
NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee (BCDC). NBER Research
Associate N. Gregory Mankiw of Harvard University will replace
Bernanke as Monetary Economics Program Director and BCDC
Bernanke's research has focused on monetary policy and
macroeconomic history. He received his B.A. from Harvard and his
Ph.D. from MIT. He has taught at Stanford Graduate School of
Business, MIT, and New York University, as well as at Princeton. He
has consulted for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the
European Central Bank, and other central banks.