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Ben Bernanke and Bill Gates have more in common than their attendance at Harvard. It turns out that both scored HUGE on the SATs with the exact same score – 1590. The similarities ended there. While Bernanke achieved distinction during his studies, Gates achieved distinction down a more digital route.
When folks think of academic achievement, they should put a picture of Bernanke close to their research. He garnered valedictorian status out of his high school. He got accepted to Harvard and graduated with one of those summa cum something or other. He continued his studies with with a doctorate from MIT in philosophy. Shortly thereafter, Bernanke taught economics at Stanford before moving up a notch to chair the Economics Department at Princeton.
If success reflects itself, then his dabbling in the public service sector reflected his academic vistas. Bernanke took a leave of absence 2002 to serve as a Board Member on the U.S. Federal Reserve. Never known for have an invertebrate spine, he promulgated the Bernanke Doctrine shortly after his inclusion. Based on his analysis, the world and its dependent economies were destined to change. Ultimately, he fully resigned his position at Princeton and accepted the position offered by then President George W. Bush to take over the reigns of the Federal Reserve from Alan Greenspan and to serve as its chairman.
Chairman Bernanke serves at the pleasure of the U.S. President and in 2010 gained the nomination for a second term from President Barack Obama. Bernanke has weathered one of the worst financial crisis in the history of the United States and the world during his tenure. Beside a housing crisis and large institutional failure, Bernanke has shepherded the Reserve to become a stop gap between economic depression and exponential inflation by a steady confidence and quarterly summations of the state of the U.S. and world economy.