Book notes: Yellen, by Jon Hilsenrath

Offers new insights into the tough decisions Yellen has made as a pre-eminent economic policy-maker

Yellen, the trailblazing economist, by Jon Hilsenrath

Jon Hilsenrath, Yellen: the trailblazing economist who navigated an era of upheaval, Harper Collins, 2022, 400 pages

This book provides a powerful story of the illustrious career of Janet Yellen – in my view, the most successful economist in the world. Yellen has gained particular notoriety as the first female chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (from 2014–18) and as the first female secretary of the Treasury, a role she has held since 2021. She also has a celebrated

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