Peston interviews Bernanke
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Bernanke: Governments 'too focused on budget cuts'

As the chairman of the US Federal Reserve during the crash and Great Recession, Ben Bernanke is the most influential central banker of our age, blogs the BBC's economics editor Robert Peston after an interview with him.

So it matters when he says western politicians expected too much of central bankers over the past few years, and that governments were too obsessed with making budget cuts.

  • 26 Oct 2015