Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Stanley Fischer, who will step down later
this month, is not denying the possibility of running for the post of the head
of the U.S. Federal Reserve after the position becomes vacant in January.
Click photo to download. Caption: Current Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer. Credit: World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons.
When asked about the possibility in London
Wedneday, Fischer did not confirm or deny it, saying only that it was unwise to
“accept a job offer that no one has made to you” and that he “did not want to
get into whether or not he would accept an offer.”
Fischer is a well-known figure in global
central banking circles and had once taught the current head of the Federal
Reserve Ben Bernanke at the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Financial Times reported.