Reflections On The Federal Reserve
by GW School of Business
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Beginning on March 20, 2012, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, will deliver a series of lectures at the George Washington University's School of Business (GWSB). "Reflections of the Federal Reserve and its Place in Today's Economy" will provide a firsthand look at the inner-workings of the U.S. central banking system. Chairman Bernanke's lectures will begin with the origins and missions of the Federal Reserve, followed by a lecture that will discuss the role and actions of the Federal Reserve in the period after World War II. In the final two lectures, the chairman will review some of the causes of, and policy responses to, the recent financial crisis, focusing specifically on the actions of the Federal Reserve. The eight lectures following the chairman will be given by GWSB faculty.
|1||VideoFundamentals, History, and Principles of Central Banking||This lecture discusses the origins and missions of the Federal Reserve.||3/20/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoThe Federal Reserve After World War II||This lecture discusses the early challenges of the Fed, "The Great Moderation", and the origins of the recent crisis.||3/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Federal Reserve's Response to the Financial Crisis||This lecture discusses the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis.||3/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoThe Aftermath of the Financial Crisis||This lecture discusses the Federal Reserve's efforts to restore stability after the 2008 financial crisis.||3/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoGeneral Reflections on Bernanke Sessions 1 and 2||Pam Labadie, professor of economics at GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, discusses Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's first two lectures.||4/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoGeneral Reflections on Bernanke Sessions 3 and 4 and Lecture on Behavioral Finance||Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, professor of finance from the George Washington School of Business (GWSB), discusses Chairman Bernanke's final two lectures.||4/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoConstitutionality & Independence of the Fed||--||4/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoTransparency Auditing and the Fed's Future||--||4/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoThe Fed's Regional Work||Anthony Yezer is a Professor of Economics, and he directs the Center for Economic Research at The George Washington University.||4/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoImportance of Financial Literacy & The Financial Crisis and the CFPB||Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington School of Business. J. Howard Beales, III. is Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy at the George Washington University School of Business.||4/24/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoThe European Financial Crisis: Tectonic Shifts||--||4/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoCentral Banking and The Peace Accelerator||--||5/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Monetary Policy > Fiscal Policy
The left thinks he's corrupt because he bailed out Wall Street and the right thinks he's going to create hyperinflation. Neither can be further from the truth. This is an essential series for everyone, from monetary policy wonks to those who think the Fed is a branch of the FBI. By the end, you'll know the truth: through a series of unprecedented maneuvers starting in 2008, Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve stabilized a crumbling financial sector and were the MOST SIGNIFICANT influence in preventing a second Great Depression.
I only wish he will make more of these sessions available in the future. Thank you very much!!!!!