On the more substantive questions of monetary policy, her record leads us to expect that she will be driven not by “dovish” sentiment but by the data — specifically, numbers showing whether monetary expansion is still producing enough sustainable economic growth to outweigh the risks of future inflation or financial distortion. If confirmed, and if she serves a full term, Yellen would be in office until early 2018. We hope that, by that time, the economy will have reached the point at which it can be weaned from Fed assistance; indeed, that’s a strong likelihood. That means, whether Yellen is a “dove” or not, the Fed’s exit strategy from its current massive money-printing will occur on her watch. Her thinking about that unprecedented, and exceedingly delicate, task should be a central topic at her confirmation hearing.