Janet started off as an assistant professor at Harvard University from 1971-1976 and was simultaneously an economist with the Fed Reserve Board of Governors from 1977-1978.
After that, she conducted research and taught at University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business and was twice awarded the Haas School's outstanding teacher award.
She was a fellow of the Yale Corporation.
In 2009, she was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
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