Ben Bernanke

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Ben Shalom Bernanke is the current Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Previously, he served as Fed Governor and Chairman of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. In 2009, he was named the TIME magazine person of the year.

Bernanke has a Bachelor of Arts in economics (summa cum laude) from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His critics often refer to him as "Helicopter Ben" because of a Milton Friedman statement that he referenced about using a "helicopter drop" of money into the economy to fight deflation.

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Ben Shalom Bernanke Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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