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World Thinkers 2014: Janet Yellen

Chair of the Federal Reserve, economist. US

By Prospect Team  
Official portrait of Federal Reserve Chairman nominee Janet Yellen.

Official portrait of Federal Reserve Chairman nominee Janet Yellen.Janet Yellen took office as Chair of the US Federal Reserve in February, the first woman ever to do so. She also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed’s principal monetary policymaking body.

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