Jacobsen on the First Female Fed Chair


Joyce Jacobsen was interviewed by ABC News Radio about President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. She would be the first woman to hold the post.

“This again says–particularly in an area that was viewed as little more masculine field in economics, monetary policy–that this is an area where women can excel,” said Jacobsen, dean of the social sciences, director of global initiatives, Andrews Professor of Economics, and a tutor in the College of Social Studies. In September, she helped spearhead a campaign among academic economists to push for Yellen’s nomination.

Listen to the interview here.