Now that Greenspan has ridden off into the sunset, what do we know about his successor, Dr. Ben Bernanke? His temperment, economic views, stylistic approaches?
Actually, quite a lot. Fed Chair Bernanke (first time I wrote that) has been a prolific economic author. For the economic policy wonks out there, the following can be considered Bernanke’s Greatest Hits:
Inflation Targeting: A New Framework for Monetary Policy?
Research: NBER, Ben S. Bernanke and Frederic S. Mishkin, Jul 1997
The Global Saving Glut and the U.S. Current Account Deficit
Analysis: Federal Reserve, Governor Ben S. Bernanke, Mar 10, 2005
Monetary Policy and Asset Price Volatility
Research: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Ben Bernanke and Mark Gertler, 1999
Should Central Banks Respond to Movements in Asset Prices?
Research: American Economic Review, Ben S. Bernanke and Mark Gertler, 2001
Deflation: Making Sure "It" Doesn’t Happen Here
Analysis: Federal Reserve, Remarks by Governor Ben S. Bernanke, Nov 22, 2002
Monetary Policy Alternatives at the Zero Bound: An Empirical Assessment
Research: Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke, Vincent R. Reinhart, and Brian P. Sack, Sept 2004
Inside the Black Box: The Credit Channel of Monetary Policy Transmission
Research: NBER, Ben S. Bernanke, Mark Gertler, Jun 1995
The Federal Funds Rate and the Channels of Monetary Transmission
Research: JSTOR, Ben S. Bernanke, Alan S. Blinder, Sep, 1992
What Explains the Stock Market’s Reaction to Federal Reserve Policy?
Research: Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke and Kenneth N. Kuttner, Oct 2003
Hat tip to Roubini Global Economic Monitor