Chairman Bernanke's College Lecture Series, Part 1: Origins and Mission of the Federal Reserve

Chairman Bernanke

Tue., March 20, 2012
12:45 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.



Tune in to the first of a four-part lecture series about the Federal Reserve and the financial crisis, delivered by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. In the first lecture, the Chairman explains what central banks do, the origin of central banking in the United States, and the early experience of the Federal Reserve in dealing with a serious financial crisis: the Great Depression.

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