76 Total Quotes

Ben Bernanke Quotes

There is enormous demand for dollar denominated assets so I don't expect that this demand would drop precipitously.
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#Assets

a forecast about the future evolution of policy, not an unconditional commitment.
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#Commitment

These inflation effects should fade even if energy prices remain elevated, so long as monetary policy keeps inflation expectations well-anchored.
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#Energy

Reconstruction is going to add jobs and growth to the economy,
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#Economy

The credibility has begun to inure in the institution. Keeping inflation low and stable is an important precondition for a healthy and sustained economic growth.
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#Credibility

When prices are stable, people can hold money for transactions and other purposes without having to worry that inflation will eat away at the real value of their money balances.
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#Inflation

Middle-income living standards, and poverty for that matter, are best addressed through employment growth. By maintaining low inflation and low expectations of inflation, you can create new employment.
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#Growth

Those high oil prices are a burden on U.S. families, on firms' production costs. But the good news is that at least so far the U.S. economy has not been slowed by the high energy prices.
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#News

Middle-income living standards, and poverty for that matter, are best addressed through employment growth, ... By maintaining low inflation and low expectations of inflation, you can create new employment.
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#Growth

If I am confirmed to this position, my first priority will be to maintain consistency and continuity with the policies established during the Greenspan years.
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#Consistency

To support continued healthy growth, vigilance in regard to inflation is essential.
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#Growth

There's always the possibility that, if there's sufficient uncertainty that we may choose to pause simply to gain more information, to learn better what the true risks are and how the economy's actually evolving.
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#Information

He led the Fed's first response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was a strong advocate for increased transparency of monetary policy and ably represented the Federal Reserve. I value his friendship and counsel greatly and wish him all the best in his new endeavors.
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#Advocate

Providing quantitative guidance about the meaning of 'long-term price stability' could have several advantages, including further reducing public uncertainty about monetary policy and anchoring long-term inflation expectations even more effectively,
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#Guidance

One might as well try to perform brain surgery with a sledgehammer.
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#Brain

Economics is a very difficult subject. I've compared it to trying to learn how to repair a car when the engine is running.
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#Economy

Under a paper-money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation,
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#Government

If I am confirmed by the Senate I will do everything in my power, in collaboration with by Fed colleagues to help assure the continued prosperity and stability of the American economy,
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#Collaboration

I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment,
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#Focus

There is of course the direct impact of the shutting down of the U.S. economy, the loss of several hundred thousand jobs at least, and reduced output production in the Gulf,
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#Economy

The public has shown confidence that any increases in inflation will be temporary and that, in the long run, inflation will remain low.
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#Confidence

I remain pretty optimistic about the economy.
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#Economy

In the absence of a shift in market perceptions of the relative attractiveness of U.S. and foreign assets, government policies would likely have only limited effects on the trade balance.
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#Absence

The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost,
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#Government

It's been a resilient economy, it's responded well and job creation has proceeded apace.
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#Creation

at or near its potential next year.
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#Potential

After several false starts, the economy is showing signs of sustained recovery,
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#Economy

can account for the bulk of the recent increase in the real price of gold.
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#Gold

There are two possible mistakes: One is to go on too long, and one is not to go on long enough. And, it's a very difficult balancing act.
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#Mistakes

There is a deficit; I'd like to see it lowered. But it's up to Congress to decide whether that should be done by higher taxes, lower spending or some combination.
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#Congress