Bernanke to join U.S. policy think tank Brookings

NEW YORK Mon Feb 3, 2014 9:21am EST

NEW YORK Feb 3 (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will join the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based policy think tank, beginning on Monday, Brookings said.

Bernanke, who stepped down as head of the U.S. central bank on Friday after an eight-year tenure marked by financial crisis and policy experimentation in the face of the Great Recession, will join as a distinguished fellow in residence at Brookings' economic studies program.