As the 75th secretary of the treasury, Timothy F. Geithner played a central role in formulating U.S. domestic and international economic policy during President Obama's first term. He was a principal architect of the president's strategy to avert economic collapse and to reform the financial system, while also tackling a broad set of international economic challenges. He served in this position from January 26, 2009 through January 25, 2013.
Geithner previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, between 2003 and 2009.
He first joined the Department of Treasury in 1988 and worked in a variety of positions in three administrations. From 1999 to 2001, Geithner served as undersecretary of the treasury for international affairs, under Secretaries Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers.
He was director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 until 2003. In 2001, he was also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Previously, he worked for Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Geithner earned his undergraduate degree in government and Asian studies from Dartmouth College. He was awarded an MA in International Economics and East Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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In interviews with Liaquat Ahamed for The New Republic and David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal during his final days as Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner reflects on the Obama Administration's response to the financial crisis and the Wall Street reforms that followed, among other issues from his tenure.
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