Ben Bernanke

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Joining the Brookings Institution

Janety Yellen was sworn in as Fed chair today


Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is joining the Brookings Institution as a distinguished fellow in residence, the think tank announced on Monday.

Bernanke stepped down as Fed chairman on Friday after eight years at the helm of the U.S. central bank — during which he oversaw the Fed's response to the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing economic recession.