Faculty expertise includes macroeconomics, public finance, U.S. economy
SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2005 — San Francisco State University offers several economists on its faculty to provide analysis of President Bush’s nominee for chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, Ben Bernanke. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Bernanke would replace Alan Greenspan, who has served as Fed chair for 18 years.
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Betty Blecha, professor of economics, is an expert on the U.S. economy, public finance, and technology used in teaching economics. She can be reached at (415) 405-2496 (office), (650) 583-5339 (home), or email@example.com.
"It is difficult to think of many other academic economists more suited for the Fed chair than Ben Bernanke," Blecha said. "Markets should respond favorably to his advocacy for more Fed transparency and an explicit inflation target. His enormous talent in evaluating macroeconomic data will serve the country well."
Yanchun Zhang, assistant professor of economics, is an expert on international economics, applied macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic growth and gender issues. She can be reached at (415) 338-7516 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Zhang is also available for interviews in Mandarin.
"Ben Bernanke is one of the top macroeconomists nowadays specializing
on monetary policy research," Zhang said. "Based
on his research, Bernanke recommends that the Fed conduct monetary
policy based on an
explicitly announced inflation target. He is well-known as
a public advocate for inflation targeting while Fed Chairman
has been making the case for continued discretion by the Fed."
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