Magazine
Latest Issue

Ben Bernanke’s reasons to be cheerful

We are better placed to cope with a crisis than in 2008, says the former head of the US Federal Reserve

By Sameer Rahim   December 2015

© Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Read the full transcript of the interview

During his time as Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, Ben Bernanke had to cope with a financial crisis that almost brought down the global banking system, and with the worst recession since the 1930s. In London, Prospect spoke to Bernanke about the state of the economy in the US, whether the European Union has treated Greece fairly and Britain’s controversial role in his efforts to stabilise…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect