In this video, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke and UC Berkeley's Christina Romer present Janet Yellen's life and her contributions to policy and academia. Yellen is best known for being the first woman to head the Federal Reserve in its over 100 year history, but she 
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In this video, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke and UC Berkeley's Christina Romer present Janet Yellen's life and her contributions to policy and academia. Yellen is best known for being the first woman to head the Federal Reserve in its over 100 year history, but she is also a renowned economist, making significant contributions to several different 
economic fields.

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You've probably heard that being the Fed Chair is a big deal, but maybe you're not clear on exactly why this role matters. In this video, you'll learn what monetary policy is and why the U.S. Fed Chair is regarded as the second most powerful person on 
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As President of the SF Bank and Vice-Chair of the Fed, Yellen played a large role in the Fed's response to the Great Recession. 
But what exactly led to the Great Recession. This video tackles this question from one key perspective: the failure of financial intermediaries.

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Yellen was the first female Chair of the Fed, where she worked during and after the Great Recession. She has also made significant theoretical contributions to the field. 

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Ostrom was the first female to win the Nobel  Prize in economics due to her pioneering work on the tragedy of the commons.

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Yellen was the first female Chair of the Fed, where she worked during and after the Great Recession. She has also made significant theoretical contributions to the field. 

Born in 1903, Robinson was the first acclaimed female economist. She made several important theoretical contributions, including extending the work of John Maynard Keynes.

Joan Robinson

Claudia Goldin

Schwartz and Milton Friedman co-authored “A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960”, which is the definitive diagnosis of the Great Depression. 

Anna Schwartz

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You've probably heard that being the Fed Chair is a big deal, but maybe you're not clear on exactly why this role matters. In this video, you'll learn what monetary policy is and why the U.S. Fed Chair is regarded as the second most powerful person on 
the globe.

During the Great Recession, the Fed implemented some unusual tools and when Yellen took over, she had to gradually reverse some of them. But what exactly were these tools? Find out in our video above. You can also check out the way the Fed worked before the Great Recession here.

Janet Yellen was inspired to major in economics when she learned about business cycle theory known as Keynesian economics. She then spent her career extending and promoting the theory as it evolved to New Keynesian economics. This video gives a primer on the theory.

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This is Janet Yellen in her own words. You'll learn what Yellen thinks about the Fed's two percent inflation target and why she thinks being the Fed Chair is like being an interior designer choosing a paint color for a room.

Seventeen academic papers of Janet Yellen's

It would be unwieldy to list all of Yellen's research papers, so instead, here's a summary of her greatest hits.

that you need to readAssessing Janet Yellen's term as Fed Chair

Financial experts weigh in on Yellen's tenure. They go into more detail about what challenges she faced and how the market fared during her time.

How the Fed Works: After the Great Recession

During the Great Recession, the Fed implemented some unusual tools and when Yellen took over, she had to gradually reverse some of them. But what exactly were these tools? Find out in our video above. You can also check out the way the Fed worked before the Great Recession here.

The Great Recession

As President of the SF Bank and Vice-Chair of the Fed, Yellen played a large role in the Fed's response to the Great Recession. But what exactly led to the Great Recession. This video tackles this question from one key perspective: the failure of financial intermediaries.

Game of Theories: Keynesian Economics

Janet Yellen was inspired to major in economics when she learned about business cycle theory known as Keynesian economics. She then spent her career extending and promoting the theory as it evolved to New Keynesian economics. This video gives a primer on the theory.

This is Janet Yellen in her own words. You'll learn what Yellen thinks about the Fed's two percent inflation target and why she thinks being the Fed Chair is like being an interior designer choosing a paint color for a room.

It would be unwieldy to list all of Yellen's research papers, so instead, here's a summary of her greatest hits.

Seventeen academic papers of Janet Yellen's that you need to readAssessing Janet Yellen's term as Fed Chair

Financial experts weigh in on Yellen's tenure. They go into more detail about what challenges she faced and how the market fared during her time.