Economists push for Yellen as Fed Chair

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More than 300 economists have signed a letter urging President Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve Chair.

“Dr. Yellen is superbly qualified,” the letter says.

The long list leads with prominent names including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and former Fed officials Alan Blinder and Alice Rivlin, who both once sat in Yellen’s current role as vice-chair of the central bank.

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