"Opening remarks by Chairman Ben BernankeWashington, D.C."
The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis
Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve and TIME Magazine's 'Man of the Year' in 2009, leads this four-part series about a topic he understands all too well: financial turmoil. Mr. Bernanke played an instrumental role in negotiating bailouts and approving stimulus packages that came to define the most recent recession. In these lectures, he looks to the past to teach students how to cope with future uncertainties. An alumnus of both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bernanke is no stranger to academia. The courses cover not only tried-and-true fiscal principles, but also philosophical quandaries and social concerns, to present a well-rounded view of the years to come. Anyone with an interest in finance and economics will find much wisdom to glean from these lectures.