Ben Bernanke A Solid B-Plus At Running Fed

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The former Princeton professor ends his tenure well ahead of the curve set by the likes Jean-Claude Trichet and Mervyn King.

Architect of some of the most aggressive monetary policies ever conducted by a central bank, Bernanke scored 8 out of 10, countering the criticism he has faced for failing to spot trouble brewing in advance….

While not every respondent rated him so highly, only two, both based in Europe, gave Bernanke a rating of less than 5….

When Jean-Claude Trichet stepped down as president of the European Central Bank in October 2011, economists gave him 7 out of 10 for his leadership during the financial crisis….

Former Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King, respected for his intellectual rigour and his warnings, albeit belated, of the moral hazard of providing untrammeled support to banks, scored a 7 out of 10 in the final days he held office.

U.S. Fed's Bernanke scores 8/10 from economists on his way out - Reuters poll [Reuters]

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