By Matt Egan
No matter who wins the White House this fall, it appears the next administration will be accepting resumes for the crucial job of chairman of the Federal Reserve.
An Obama defeat seemed very likely to end Bernanke’s time at the Fed as GOP standard bearer Mitt Romney told FOX Business over the summer that he won’t reappoint the former Princeton University economist to another four-year term.
During a news conference last month, Bernanke declined to spell out his personal plans for when his term ends in January 2014.
Bernanke was first appointed to the Fed’s top post by President George W. Bush in 2006, a move that left one of the foremost experts in the Great Depression navigating the central bank through the 2008 financial crisis.