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Prof. David Weiman weighs in on Janet Yellen’s role as Federal Reserve Chair

On Marketplace.org, economics professor David Weiman participates in a radio story about Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen’s recent confirmation hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.

On the topic of economic inequality, Prof. Weiman explains Yellen is “concerned about it, but it’s not a matter that the Fed can directly address.”

Listen to the story.

Prof. Weiman
is the Alena Wels Hirschorn ‘58 Professor of Economics. He specializes in 19th and 20th century U.S. economic history and the political economy of contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy. His research in economic history focuses on the evolution of banking-payments and telecommunications networks.