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Prof. William Silber on Paul Volcker's experience prior to the Federal Reserve

Excerpt from The Daily Beast -- "Paul Volcker, who ran the Fed heroically from 1979 to 1987, was a highly effective central banker. And he spent virtually all his career as a government bureaucrat—as an official at the Treasury Department and the New York Fed. 'He was at Chase for relatively short periods earlier in his career,' said William Silber, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and author of Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence. 'He didn’t spend much time in the private sector. The real experience he got dealing with financial markets was between 1969 and 1974 when he was undersecretary of the Treasury.'”

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