Right now, Larry Summers is the front-runner for Fed chair.

That’s not to say Summers is a sure thing. His confirmation would be far tougher than Yellen’s, as Republicans will make him answer for the stimulus and the bailouts, and progressive Democrats have a list of grievances going back to financial deregulation in the Clinton-era. There’s also the simple fact that appointing Yellen would break a significant glass ceiling — and do so in an administration that hasn’t always been great about appointing women to top economic positions.

Right now, Larry Summers is the front-runner for Fed chair