Janet Yellen
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Janet Yellen

Democrat

U.S. Secretary of Treasury

Brooklyn, Alabama

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Department
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC. 20220
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Janet Yellen

U.S. Secretary of Treasury
Summary
Experience
75
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
ALResidence (state)

Janet Louise Yellen (born August 13, 1946) is an American economist, public servant and educator serving as the 78th United States secretary of the treasury since January 26, 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018. She is the first woman to hold either role. She is also a professor emerita at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and formerly a distinguished fellow in residence at the Brookings Institution. Yellen was a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors from 1994 to 1997 and again from 2010 to 2018. She chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1999 and was the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010. She served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve from 2010 to 2014. Yellen was nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018. She served one term and was not re-appointed by President Donald Trump.

Experience

Education

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Yale University
Doctor of Philosophy economics
Pembroke College in Brown University
economics
Fort Hamilton High School

Past Positions

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Secretary of the Treasury
United States Department of the Treasury
2021 - Current
Secretary of the Treasury
United States Department of the Treasury
2020
Chair
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
2014 - 2018
Vice Chair
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
2010 - 2014
President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2004 - 2010
Chair
Council of Economic Advisers
1997 - 1999
Governor
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
1994 - 1997
Professor
University of California, Berkeley
1980 - Current
Faculty
London School of Economics and Political Science
1978 - 1980
Economist
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
1977 - 1978
Assistant Professor
Harvard University
1971 - 1976