Learning English through… US Treasury secretaries

Parliamo questo mese di Janet Yellen, la nuova segretaria al Tesoro degli Stati Uniti.
By Monica Consorti
Pubblicato il 26 Febbraio 2021

Janet Yellen was born in 1946 in Brooklyn, NY. She studied economics at Brown and then received a PhD at Yale. She credited James Tobin as her mentor and she said that what impressed her was “his very strong commitment to social justice and to the view that economics is magical and it’s about making the world a better place”. Yellen started teaching at Harvard but then joined the Fed. There she met George Akerlof, another economist who would soon become her husband and who won the Nobel Prize in 2001. Together they wrote an important article about a possible […]


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