Friday, March 12, 2010

Report: Obama to Nominate Janet Yellen as Fed Vice Chairman

by Bill McBride on 3/12/2010 12:09:00 AM

From Bloomberg: Yellen Said to Be Obama’s Pick for Fed Vice Chairman

I suggested Dr. Yellen as a possible candidate for Fed Chairman last year, so obviously I think this is a good choice. She was way ahead of most other Fed members in recognizing the housing bubble, and she is apparently well respected by other Fed members. She is also very focused on unemployment (something we need right now).

Yellen served on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) last year - and this would put her back on the Committee (the Fed Presidents rotate each year).

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