Alan Greenspan


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Alan Greenspan

Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. He was chairman during both the 1987 stock market crash and the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s. In both circumstances, he saw to it that the Federal Reserve served as a source of liquidity in order to ensure the global economy continued to function. He kept interest rates low during the dot-com bubble of the 1990s. He was criticized during the late 2000s recession for supporting the unfettered free market policies that led to the housing bubble and unregulated derivatives. He became a friend and follower of Ayn Rand in the 1950s and remains controversial today.
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This might be taken as just a bizarre comment, except that, of course, Alan Greenspan had some considerable influence in driving us to the current financial meltdown through his opposition to regulation of derivatives.
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economy to low inflation, fast growth and low unemployment during the booming 1990s, the retired Fed chief Alan Greenspan has been chided more recently for not letting the air out of the housing market and endorsing Bush's tax cuts while bemoaning the deficits that were their predictable consequence.
Former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan gave a keynote speech regarding Korea's goal to become a major financial hub in Asia, via satellite for FT Asian Financial Centers Summit held in Seoul on April 12, 2006.
economy since August 1987, former Chairman Alan Greenspan.
As Alan Greenspan prepares to step down from a post he has held nearly two decades, he leaves behind a legacy that can be called eventful, at the very least.
THE United States was facing a new chapter in its history yesterday when Alan Greenspan chaired his last meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Where will America be without Alan Greenspan? For the better part of two decades, he has been not just the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board but the nation's chief prophet.
Financial journalist Weiner provides insights based on not just a few, but hundreds of interviews with all levels of Wall Street insider from Warren Buffett to Alan Greenspan: the result is an excellent overview other coverages barely touch.
Alan Greenspan, June 9 testimony to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress
Others in it included Alan Greenspan (chairman of US Federal Reserve bank), Steve Jobs (founder of Apple computers) and financier George Soros.