Bernanke holds fewer political meetings

According to data gathered by an academic, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is holding fewer political meetings than his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, did in the last five years of his term at the Fed.

Ken Thomas, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, obtained records of the central bank heads' meetings through Freedom of Information Act requests.

Thomas found that Bernanke had an average of two political meetings a month in the first four months of his chairmanship

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