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Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen
Personal data
Date of birthAugust 13, 1946(age 70)
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
SpouseGeorge Akerlof
Alma materYale University (Ph.D.)
Brown University (A.B.)
Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve System
Assumed officeOctober 4, 2010
Preceded byDonald Kohn
President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
In officeJune 14, 2004 - October 4, 2010
Succeeded byJohn C. Williams
Preceded byRobert T. Parry
18th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
In office1997 - 1999
PresidentBill Clinton
Succeeded byMartin N. Baily
Preceded byJoseph Stiglitz
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
In officeAugust 12, 1994 - February 17, 1997
Nominated byBill Clinton

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Janet Louise Yellen (born August 13, 1946) is an American economist and professor, who is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton, and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.


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