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Battle for Nomination to Top Job at Federal Reserve Heats Up (September 12, 2013)

By Ylan Q. Mui
The Washington Post

“Anytime gender is raised as an issue, it doesn’t matter if you say it’s irrelevant or not,” said Laura Tyson, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley who is close to Yellen and Brainard. “It’s raised.”

Tyson was among more than 400 economists who signed a letter to Obama, urging him to nominate Yellen and calling her “superbly qualified.” The letter was organized by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a think tank, and included signatures from heavyweights such as Robert Shiller of Yale University, Michael Woodford of Columbia University and Christina Romer of Berkeley.

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