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Economic policy of Federal Reserve Board Chair Nominee Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen has become the first woman appointed to Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

Janet Yellen has become the first woman appointed to Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

With Ben Bernanke stepping down as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to hold the seat. She would be the first woman in the position. On November 14, she answered questions during the Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination. Yellen’s position offers a unique chance for good research paper topics, such as women in finance, Federal Reserve Board policy and supply-side economics versus Keynesian economics.

Economist Yellen rose through the ranks

Janet Louise Yellen, born 1946, earned a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1971. Read more

Business women in economics and political science

More recently, women have obtained higher roles in economic and political positions.

More recently, women have obtained higher roles in economic and political positions.

Here’s a suggestion for good research paper topics for economics, finance, business or political science class: women executives in politics and business. With the recent nomination by President Obama of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chairman, women in positions of power are back in the news. Research papers can profile prominent business women, how they achieved their current position, strategies and management styles for women executives and educational opportunities for women in business and politics.

Rise of Janet Yellen in Federal Reserve

Yellen is currently vice-chair of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and worked at the Federal Reserve throughout the 1990s with then chairman Alan Greenspan. Read more