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  2. Paul Volcker - Wikipedia

    Paul Adolph Volcker Jr. (September 5, 1927 – December 8, 2019) was an American economist who served as the 12th chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987. During his tenure as chairman, Volcker was widely credited with having ended the high levels of inflation seen in the United States throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.

  3. Paul Volcker | Biography, Volcker Rule, & Facts | Britannica

    Paul Volcker, in full Paul Adolph Volcker, (born September 5, 1927, Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.—died December 8, 2019, New York City, New York), American economist and banker who, as chairman of the board of governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System (1979–87), played a key role in stabilizing the American economy during the 1980s.

  4. Paul A. Volcker | Federal Reserve History

    Born: September 5, 1927. Died: December 8, 2019. Paul A. Volcker became chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on August 6, 1979. He was reappointed for a second term on August 6, 1983, and served until August 11, 1987. Volcker was born in 1927 in Cape May, New Jersey.

  5. Paul Volcker, His Shock, Rule, and a New Bretton-Woods - The...

    Paul Volcker was Chair of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987. In 1980, the Volcker Shock raised the fed funds rate to its highest point in history to end double-digit inflation. In 2015, the Volcker Rule prohibited banks from using customer deposits to trade for their profit.

  6. Inflation is soaring. How did Paul Volcker’s Federal Reserve...

    American economist and chair of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker testifies before the House Banking Committee in Washington, DC, on February 19, 1986. Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images

  7. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the closest thing to a rock star economist this country has seen, died Monday at 92, NPR has confirmed. He reportedly had prostate cancer.

  8. Paul Volcker, former Fed chairman who fought inflation, dies at...

    Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve known for his battles against inflation in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died. He was 92. CNN values your feedback

  9. Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’

    Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’. In an interview, the former Fed chairman had a feisty take on the state of politics and government. Give this article.

  10. Paul Volcker’s Recipe for Prosperity - WSJ

    Paul Volcker’s Recipe for Prosperity - WSJ. News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content and ...

  11. Paul Volcker died three years ago at age 92. And David Kestenbaum from our Planet Money podcast has more on Volcker's costly-but-ultimately-successful fight to tame inflation.