End of an Era of Economists at the Helm

View in your browser

Fed: End of an Era of Economists at the Helm?

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, and Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group

Highlights

  • Janet Yellen’s tenure as Fed Chair ends in early 2018
  • Trump can reappoint or replace Yellen and four others on Board
  • Could lead to business leaders replacing economists at Fed’s helm
  • Change in nature of leadership could slow pace of Fed rate hikes