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An exit plan was crafted in 2014. A lot has changed since then.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen was uncharacteristically unscripted during a rare appearance with her three most recent predecessors.

An interview with the former Fed chairman.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is famous for being a die-hard Nationals fan. But who knew the feeling was mutual?

The outgoing chairman reflects on the crisis, the recovery and the tough job of communications over eight years.

The Fed chairman's parting thoughts

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 3, 2014
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He lowers rates, they cut unemployment benefits.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Dec 19, 2013
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The digital currency has been soaring lately. That shows why it's not yet ready for prime time.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 19, 2013
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The Fed chairman took on the historical parallels to crises of the past in a panel discussion.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 8, 2013
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Also, the textbook business has been very good to Ben Bernanke.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 27, 2013
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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?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 1, 2013
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Janet Yellen is by far the frontrunner to become Fed chair. Does anyone else stand a chance?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 12, 2013
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It's been a strange time for Fed communication. Here are the metaphors its leaders are using to describe their policies.

  • Neil Irwin and Ylan Q. Mui
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  • Jun 28, 2013
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The Fed says it can cut back its bond-buying program without signaling that it will raise interest rates. The market doesn't believe them. At least not yet.

  • Ylan Mui
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  • Jun 25, 2013
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In an interview, the St. Louis Fed president explains why he thinks the central bank made a mistake this week, his outlook for the economy, housing, and more.

  • Neil Irwin and Ylan Q. Mui
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  • Jun 21, 2013
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Here's our live coverage of the Fed's latest policy meeting, economic projections, and Ben Bernanke's second press conference of 2013.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 19, 2013
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The Fed has consistently projected faster growth than actually happened.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 19, 2013
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We like to imagine that if Ben Bernanke stopped being polite and started getting real, this is what he would say at his press conference.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 19, 2013
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It's looking more and more likely that Bernanke is done as Fed chair when his term expires January 31. Now even the president pretty much says so.

Barack Obama faces a big decision in the months ahead in naming the next Fed chief. Here's what he and his aides should ask the contenders.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 5, 2013
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