Paul Adolph Volcker Jr.
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Mr. Volcker
Education: Princeton University

Harvard University London School of Economics

Religion: Lutheranism
Born September 5, 1927

Paul Adolph Volcker, Jr.[1] (born September 5, 1927) is an American economist. He was Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan from August 1979 to August 1987. He is widely credited with ending the high levels of inflation seen in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. He was the chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under Barack Obama from February 2009[2] until January 2011.[3] [4]

He is considered the key to Jimmy Carter's Economic legacy.[5]


  1. Inflation fighter: 'A time to leave'
  2. Obama Announces Economic Advisory Board
  3. "Obama Names Volcker to Head New Economic Panel" [1], Accessed November 26, 2008.
  4. We shouldn't hold Volcker's middle name against him. His parents named him in 1927 before anyone knew how bad Adolf Hitler would become.
  5. Why Paul Volcker was key to Jimmy Carter's economic legacy

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