Bernanke's Nomination Ditto
I agree with Bryan that Bernanke is an excellent choice. He is knowledgable and articulate–just the other day I referred econlog readers to Bernanke’s overview of recent productivity developments.
Ben was a year ahead of me in grad school at MIT. He seemed very mature.
Because of his maturity, I think that Ben stands head and shoulders over other high-caliber academic economists as a potential leader at the Fed. He will be able to motivate the staff, achieve consensus on policy, and attain credibility and respect from the financial community and world leaders.
To see the breadth of Bernanke’s support among economist bloggers, check out the WSJ online.
Oct 24 2005 at 10:57pm
I was a classmate of Arnold’s in graduate school at M.I.T. and would heartily second his observations on both Paul Krugman and Ben Bernanke. I would also commend Arnold on the forum and fortitude to frankly publish the observations!
Oct 25 2005 at 5:29am
However, after the WSJ picked up the blog post to my surprise (they asked for something, and I sent them a shorter piece), I decided those remarks were a bit over the top and deleted them here.
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