Learning About Bernanke

Seidman, Laurence
September 2006
Challenge (05775132);Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p19
Academic Journal
The article offers a look at Ben Bernanke, the United States Federal Reserve chairman. According to the article, Bernanke made a speech on inflation targeting to the National Association of Business Economists in which he suggested that the Federal Reserve establish a public commitment to achieve a specific goal for low inflation. Excerpts from the speech are presented, in which Bernanke claims that there is no conflict between inflation targeting and fighting recession, and that it is a misconception that inflation targeting ignores output and employment objectives.


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