Here's how to parse Obama on the Fed
Meet George Akerlof, Nobel laureate and husband of Janet Yellen.
After all, he's undermined other regulators before--in the 1990s, during a fight with Brooksley Born over derivatives.
Larry Summers is part of the Democratic policy establishment. Janet Yellen isn't.
The former Fed vice chair could end up with Bernanke's chair if Janet Yellen and Larry Summers' people knock each other out of contention. What kind of chair would he be?
This speech from the spring gives hints of how Larry Summers might lead the nation's central bank.
The president mentioned a third candidate when talking to Democrats about the Fed chair decision. Here's what you need to know about Don Kohn.
There's a problem with reporting on the Fed chair race: Janet Yellen's supporters will talk on the record. Larry Summers's supporters, by and large, won't.
Janet Yellen only visited the White House once. Larry Summers has visited 15 times since leaving office.
We don't really know what Summers's views on monetary policy are. That may be part of why Democratic senators have reservations about him.
How will the next Fed chair lead the Fed system?
The econ blogosphere really, really dislikes Larry Summers. But don't let that fool you.
The Fed chair wears a lot of hats. Here's how two leading contenders for the job compare in their experience.
All else being equal, President Obama would like to choose Larry Summers. Right now, the White House is trying to figure out how unequal all else is.
I'm a bit surprised to be saying this, but at this point, my reporting says Summers is the front-runner.
Janet Yellen is by far the frontrunner to become Fed chair. Does anyone else stand a chance?
Stories about who might be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve are weird and hard to parse. Here's how to interpret them.
The famed economist and ex-Treasury Secretary isn't overly concerned about gridlock. I am. We talked it out.
Israel's successful central bank chief is leaving. Ben Bernanke's term is up at the end of the year. Could Fischer be his successor?
A team of ex-Clinton and Obama officials have a tax reform plan that would raise $1.8 trillion over ten years. Is it a good idea?