Female economists: Pick Janet, but leave gender out of it!
Only 17 of 177 central bank heads around the world are women. Female economists surveyed by CNNMoney would like to see Janet Yellen become number 18 .
August 5th, 2013
10:11 AM ET
8 months ago

Female economists: Pick Janet, but leave gender out of it!

New York (CNNMoney) - Janet Yellen is the best candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, and gender should have absolutely nothing to do with it. That's the overwhelming consensus from a CNNMoney survey of top female economists.

Last week, we sent a questionnaire to 100 female economists in academia and the private sector, several who have worked with Larry Summers and Yellen in the past. We asked them to choose: Which of these two top contenders is their preferred candidate for Federal Reserve chair?

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    Gender would be the only fundamental difference, I suspect, between Yellin and Summers. No philosophical difference has yet been dug up by anyone.

    August 5, 2013 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    The PC police are everywhere, trying to convince everyone to not evaluate people, but just do the PC thing.

    August 5, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Gunderson

    Well me no sure. Me want Mammy Yokum. You sure these not from Post Office Pictures?

    August 5, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Looks like an old Rolling Stone album cover to me.

    August 5, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am |