Who Will Be Deputy Fed Chair?

The internet seems to think San Francisco Fed President John C. Williams is the frontrunner.

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According to our signals, online audiences consider San Francisco Fed President John C. Williams to be the frontrunner, followed by former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian. Views of a web page about Williams hit an all-time high this week. There was also a dramatic increase in what we call “contestation”, debate and edits on that page. With past appointments made by the Trump Administration, a spike in contestation has been an early indicator of nomination.