Academics dominate Fed leadership

A former banker, Neel Kashkari, has been chosen to take the helm at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis next year.

Still, the Fed leadership remains dominated by academics.

With the news of a new appointment to one of the regional Fed banks out, the Wall Street Journal created a visual graphic of the Federal Reserve's Shifting Makeup:

The professional background of the Federal Reserve's leadership has moved from one that was dominated by bankers to one that is heavily academic.