Obama has re-nominated Ben Bernanke for the 2nd term of Fed Chairmanship. A good move. As any student of monetary economics knows, Bernanke is the leading scholar when it comes into monetary policy transmission and business cycle.
His work on agency cost, net worth, and business fluctuation is important. For those who want to force Indonesian banks' lending rate down (by regulation or any non market mechanism), that article should be on the top of their reading list.