Stanley Fischer to Take Over US Federal Reserve?

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Stanley Fischer

What’s next for Stanley Fischer, who is stepping down as governor of the Bank of Israel? Washington officials are already talking about tapping Fischer for Federal Reserve Chairman. The Washington Post explains in-depth why that scenario’s not so far-fetched.

In this post-crisis era, the job of a central banker requires someone who is simultaneously a brilliant economist, regulator, diplomat and politician. Among Fed watchers, there is quiet, off-the-record talk that that person might be Fischer.

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