Ben Bernanke’s December 18, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Ben Bernanke gave his scheduled press conference. Below are Ben Bernanke’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the “Transcript of Chairman Bernanke’s Press Conference“(preliminary)(pdf) of December 18, 2013, with … Read moreBen Bernanke’s December 18, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

Ben Bernanke’s September 18, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Ben Bernanke gave his scheduled press conference. Below are Ben Bernanke’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the “Transcript of Chairman Bernanke’s Press Conference“(preliminary)(pdf) of September 18, 2013, with … Read moreBen Bernanke’s September 18, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

Congressional Accolades For Ben Bernanke

Last week, during his Congressional testimony, Ben Bernanke received various accolades from members of Congress. While the official transcript is not yet available, the Wall Street Journal, in a July 19 Real Time Economics post titled “Congress Gives Ben Bernanke A Hero’s Send-Off” provides various highlights. While I don’t necessarily agree with any or all … Read moreCongressional Accolades For Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke’s June 19, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Ben Bernanke gave his scheduled press conference. Below are Ben Bernanke’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the “Transcript of Chairman Bernanke’s Press Conference“(preliminary)(pdf) of June 19, 2013, with … Read moreBen Bernanke’s June 19, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

Ben Bernanke’s March 20, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Ben Bernanke gave his scheduled press conference. Below are Ben Bernanke’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the “Transcript of Chairman Bernanke’s Press Conference“(preliminary)(pdf) of March 20, 2013, with … Read moreBen Bernanke’s March 20, 2013 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

Ben Bernanke’s December 12, 2012 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Ben Bernanke gave his scheduled press conference. Below are Ben Bernanke’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the “Transcript of Chairman Bernanke’s Press Conference“(preliminary)(pdf) of December 12, 2012, with … Read moreBen Bernanke’s December 12, 2012 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

Ben Bernanke’s September 13, 2012 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 Ben Bernanke gave his scheduled press conference. Below are Ben Bernanke’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the “Transcript of Chairman Bernanke’s Press Conference“(preliminary)(pdf) of September 13, 2012, with … Read moreBen Bernanke’s September 13, 2012 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

Ben Bernanke’s Speech At Jackson Hole – Notable Excerpts

On Friday (August 31) Ben Bernanke gave a speech at Jackson Hole titled “Monetary Policy since the Onset of the Crisis.” I do not agree with various comments in the speech.  However, here are a few excerpts that I found most noteworthy: These actions–along with a host of interventions by other policymakers in the United … Read moreBen Bernanke’s Speech At Jackson Hole – Notable Excerpts

Ben Bernanke’s June 20, 2012 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Ben Bernanke gave his scheduled press conference.

Here are Ben Bernanke’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the “Transcript of Chairman Bernanke’s Press Conference“(preliminary)(pdf) of June 20, 2012, with accompanying Economic Projections of Federal Reserve Board Members and Federal Reserve Bank Presidents, June 2012 (pdf).

Bernanke’s responses as indicated to the various questions:

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Articles Remembering Anna J. Schwartz

Two well-written articles remembering the life of Anna J. Schwartz include the June 21 New York Times article titled “Anna Schwartz, Economist Who Worked With Friedman, Dies at 96” as well as the June 22 Bloomberg BusinessWeek article titled “Anna Schwartz, Economist Milton Friedman’s Co-Author, Dies at 96.” Although both article are well worth reading … Read moreArticles Remembering Anna J. Schwartz