Ben S Bernanke
- Category : Business-Economist
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Confrontation 2
American economist who was nominated as Federal Reserve Chairman on October 24, 2005 by President George W. Bush. If Bernanke's nomination is approved, he will replace Alan Greenspan. He has been Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers since June 21, 2005 and has prior to that served on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve banking system.
He earned his B.A. in economics in 1975, graduating summa cum laude from Harvard University. He completed his doctoral work in economics in 1979 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Before entering government service, Bernanke was a professior of Economics and Public Affairs, serving as department chair, at Princeton University. An author of scholarly works, he has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sloan Fellowship.
He and his wife have two children.