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March 10, 2009

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Ben S. Bernanke

Watch Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, outline his thoughts on reforming the regulatory system in light of the global financial crisis. Please note:…

September 20, 2012

Monetary Policy
Is Bernanke Right on QE3 and the Mortgage Market?

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke defended QE3 at his September 13 press conference by arguing that it would lower mortgage rates and increase home prices.  Over 80% of U.S. household debt is mortgage deb…

Is Bernanke Right on QE3 and the Mortgage Market?

September 6, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: September 11, the November Election, and Ben Bernanke

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks; the home stretch of the presidential campaign; and what Federal Reserve Chairman …

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former president George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush walk beside the north pool of the World Trade Center Memorial during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2011. (Larry Downing/ courtesy Reuters)

March 10, 2009

Economic Crises
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Ben S. Bernanke

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

December 15, 2006

China
Ben Bernanke (almost) speaks truth to (real) financial power …

Bernanke’s speech at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is well worth reading.  He quite accurately notes – at least in the written text, if not in the actual speech – that China’s extensive inte…

October 24, 2005

Economics
Bernanke

The new Greenspan.   So says Reuters. Like Daniel Gross, I was betting on Hubbard.   And I certainly would not be surprised if he ends up as the next Treasury Secretary. Expect lots of talk abo…

October 22, 2019

Nigeria
Nigerian Art Continues to Make Waves

A work by the late Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu fetched $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction in London on October 15. The painting, “Christine,” is a 1971 portrait of the Caribbean-origin American wife of a missionary. After her death, the portrait hung on the wall at her family’s home. Unaware of the origin of the piece, a stepson eventually reached out to Sotheby’s to see if it had any value. 

A women looks at the painting "Christine," by Ben Enwonwu.

January 18, 2007

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Bernanke’s testimony …

I suspect I am in a minority of one, but I liked Bernanke’s speech in Beijing better than his testimony today.   Bernanke is always reality-based; his testimony was well-sourced.   And like Mark Thom…

October 24, 2005

United States
Bernanke and the global savings glut

If you want a quip --A John Roberts, not a Harriet Miers.  Actually, more of a moderate John Roberts than a John Roberts. Bernanke will have no trouble getting confirmed.  Bernanke's academic cre…