Bernanke delivers first student lecture


Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, on March 20 taught the first of a four-part series of lectures to students at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Looking delighted to be back teaching, Bernanke alluded to his previous career as an academic when he took to the podium to talk about the origins of central banks and the crucial role the institutions play in economies today.

Discussing the evolution of monetary policy, Bernanke drew laughs from the students when he

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