Dr. Ben S. Bernanke is a Distinguished Fellow in residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, as well as a Senior Advisor to PIMCO and Citadel. From February 2006 through January 2014, he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, having been appointed to that position by both Presidents Bush and Obama. Dr. Bernanke also served as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body.
Dr. Bernanke was earlier chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, in 2005-06. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2002 to 2005.
From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Bernanke was the Class of 1926 professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He was the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and chair of the Economics Department at the university from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Bernanke had been a professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton since 1985.
Before that, he was an associate professor of Economics (1983-85) and an assistant professor of Economics (1979-83) at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has also taught at New York University and at MIT.
Dr. Bernanke has authored several scholarly books and two textbooks, and many articles on economic issues, including monetary policy and macroeconomics. In his New York Times bestseller, The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath (2015),Dr. Bernanke delineates the Federal Reserve’s efforts to stabilize the financial system and prevent economic collapse in 2007-2009, as well as on the formulation of the Fed’s policies to help the US economy recover from the Great Recession.