President Biden taps economists for Fed governors’ seats, Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for supervision

President Biden taps economists for Fed governors’ seats, Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for supervision


The White House has officially tapped former Fed governor Sarah Bloom Raskin to serve as the vice chair for supervision for the Federal Reserve, as well as economists Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson to fill two empty seats on its board of governors.

In a Friday announcement, U.S. President Joe Biden said he had nominated Cook, an Obama-era economic adviser and Michigan State University faculty member, as well as Jefferson, a former research economist for the Fed, to the board of governors in addition to Raskin. Jefferson and Cook will take two of the vacant seats in the group of seven governors, with Jerome Powell and Lael Brainard nominated to serve as chair and vice-chair, respectively.

According to the president, the three nominees have the “experience, judgment

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