The third episode of our Women In Economics series is on Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve and an influential monetary policy scholar. If you can think it, Janet Yellen has probably done it—her theoretical contributions in macroeconomics and her practical applications in policy are so extensive, we couldn’t even fit it all into one video! In this video, featuring interviews from Ben Bernanke, Christina Romer, and Janet Yellen herself(!), we see her journey from humble Brooklyn beginnings after the Great Depression all the way to becoming the first female Federal Reserve Chair! So how’d she...
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