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Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:21 am

Biographical information for Janet Yellen

By The Associated Press

NAME - Janet L. Yellen

AGE-BIRTHPLACE - 67; Brooklyn, N.Y.

EXPERIENCE - Vice chair, Federal Reserve, 2010-present; president, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 2004-10; chair, White House Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99; member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 1994-97; faculty member, University of California, Berkeley, 1980-94 (on leave); lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science, 1978-80; economist, Federal Reserve, 1977-78; assistant professor at Harvard University, 1971-76.

EDUCATION - Bachelor's degree in economics from Brown University, 1967; doctorate in economics from Yale University, 1971.

FAMILY - Husband, George A. Akerlof, Nobel laureate in economics (2001) and Berkeley professor; a son, Robert Akerlof.

QUOTE - "I hope and trust that the days of `never explain, never excuse' are gone for good, and that the Federal Reserve continues to reap the benefits of clearly explaining its actions to the public." - Speech to Society of American Business Editors and Writers, April 4, 2013.