Ben Bernanke Quotes

18 Ben Bernanke quotes:

"Low marginal tax rates are supportive of economic growth. I would submit that we would want to look very hard at government spending - make sure it's controlled - before we raise taxes, which, in turn, would have negative impacts on the economy."
"There is a deficit; I'd like to see it lowered. But it's up to Congress to decide whether that should be done by higher taxes, lower spending or some combination."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"There's no magical relationship between inverted yield curves and recession. There's a debate why long-term rates are so low. It's partly a low term premium and a lot of saving looking for a relatively limited number of investments."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"There is of course the direct impact of the shutting down of the U.S. economy, the loss of several hundred thousand jobs at least, and reduced output production in the Gulf,"
"has set the standard for excellence in economic policy-making."
"I don't think that Chinese ownership of U.S. assets is so large as to put our country at risk economically."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"In the absence of a shift in market perceptions of the relative attractiveness of U.S. and foreign assets, government policies would likely have only limited effects on the trade balance."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"In these circumstances, the FOMC judged that some further firming of monetary policy may be necessary, an assessment with which I concur."
"It's been a resilient economy, it's responded well and job creation has proceeded apace."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"If I am confirmed to this position, my first priority will be to maintain consistency and continuity with the policies established during the Greenspan years."
"a forecast about the future evolution of policy, not an unconditional commitment."
"can account for the bulk of the recent increase in the real price of gold."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"Economics is a very difficult subject. I've compared it to trying to learn how to repair a car when the engine is running."
"I don't see any significant risk of a recession."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"To say that the U.S. economy benefits from trade is not to say that every individual American worker or family benefits, or that the structural changes induced by trade are not disruptive,"
"I remain pretty optimistic about the economy."
"The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost,"
"at or near its potential next year."
Author: Bernanke Quotes Category: Potential Quotes

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