Economists to Obama: Pick Yellen for Fed chair
September 11th, 2013
09:48 AM ET
7 months ago

Economists to Obama: Pick Yellen for Fed chair

New York (CNNMoney) - More than 300 economists have signed a letter urging President Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve chair.

"Dr. Yellen is superbly qualified," the letter says.

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  1. Data Driven

    "Dr. Yellen's credentials, skills and abilities are so outstanding, and I think women will view it as an insult if someone so qualified is passed over,"

    Great, a naked appeal to gender-identity. However, the reason this is even an issue is because Summers is a chauvinist - as such, Obama should probably pick Yellin.

    Fact is, though, the two contenders don't seem to be all that different in their economic philosophy, so we're only talking optics here, not actual policy changes at the Fed.

    September 11, 2013 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Yellen has two major strikes against her passing the nomination process. One, she's a woman, and sure to fall victim to the right wing's war against women. Two, she'd be Obama's pick, and sure to fall victim to the right wing's obstructionism.

    September 11, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Dr. Yellen's credentials, skills and abilities are so outstanding, and I think women will view it as an insult if someone so qualified is passed over"

    I wouldn't. Well, to be clear ... not because I am a woman (would I be upset or think of it as an insult). That being said, I have no dog in this show.

    September 11, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |