Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Chair of the White House Council of Economic...

Yellen was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Anna (née Blumenthal) and Julius Yellen, a physician. She graduated from...

Yellen is married to George Akerlof, a Nobel prize-winning economist and professor emeritus at the University...

Yellen was an assistant professor at Harvard in 1971–76 and a lecturer at The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1978-1980. She was an economist with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in...

Yellen served as Chair of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers from February 18, 1997, to August 3, 1999, and...

From June 14, 2004, until 2010, Yellen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)...

In a 2005 speech in San Francisco, Yellen argued against deflating the housing bubble because "arguments against trying to deflate a bubble outweigh those in favor of it" and predicted that the...

On April 28, 2010, President Obama nominated Yellen to succeed Donald Kohn as vice-chair of the Federal Reserve System. In July, the Senate Banking Committee voted 17 to 6 to confirm...

Bullard's statement was interpreted as a possible shift within the FOMC balance between inflation hawks and doves. Yellen's pending confirmation, along with those of...

On October 4, 2010, Yellen was sworn in for a 4-year term ending October 4, 2014. Yellen simultaneously began a 14-year term as a...

On October 9, 2013, Yellen was officially nominated to replace Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve. During the nomination hearings held on November...

On December 20, 2013, the U.S. Senate voted 59–34 for cloture on Yellen's nomination. On January 6, 2014, she was confirmed as Chair of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 56–26, the narrowest margin...

Yellen is considered by many on Wall Street to be a "dove" (more concerned with unemployment than with inflation) and as such to be...

Yellen is a Keynesian economist and believes in the modern version of the Phillips curve, which, in its original, pre-1970s form, stated a simple inverse relationship between...

In a 1995 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee while serving on the Board of Governors of...

Yellen received the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale in 1997, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Brown in 1998, and an honorary...


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