Bernanke's test: Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the drama of the central banker

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The consensus on Alan Greenspan's performance as Fed chair used to be extremely positive, but more and more it's been called into question. Now, 2008 has seen Ben Bernanke in the eye of a storm that was created largely during Greenspan's tenure. His management of the bubble of all bubbles will be a decisive factor in whether this crisis will be limited in its impact on the real economy or whether it directly leads to a major recession. This is Bernanke's Test.In examining the challenges facing Bernanke, author Johan Van Overtveldt reviews Greenspan's long record as Fed chair, as well as Ben Bernanke's career as an economist prior to replacing Greenspan. The book offers much-needed historical context by exploring the role and reach of the central banker, and how former Fed chairmen Benjamin Strong, William McChesney Martin, Arthur Burns, and especially Paul Volcker dealt with the same complex issues Bernanke faces today.
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table_of_contents Part one: The stage is set : the history of the Fed and the undertaker's risk-management approach -- The accidental creation of a powerhouse -- Volcker's inflation-fighting crusade -- High praise for a controversial chairman -- The education, private life, and ascent of Alan Greenspan -- The principles behind the rules -- Avoiding deflationary paralysis -- Regulatory refusal -- Consupmtion gets out of hand -- Part two: Ben Bernanke and his intimate knowledge of the Great Depression -- Bernanke begins -- The bubble controversy -- A genuine free marketer -- A controversial governor -- The subprime crisis sets in -- A "once-in-a-generation" event -- The odd twins -- Falling like autumn leaves -- Europe collapsing -- Crisis drivers.
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title Bernanke's test : Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the drama of the central banker
title_display Bernanke's test : Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the drama of the central banker
title_full Bernanke's test : Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the drama of the central banker / Johan van Overtveldt
title_short Bernanke's test :
title_sort bernanke's test ben bernanke, alan greenspan, and the drama of the central banker
title_sub Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the drama of the central banker