Dr. Alan Greenspan discusses how the United States and Europe are drags on global economic growth. Greenspan is in conversation with David Leonhardt. Location: Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room
Alan Greenspan is president of Greenspan Associates, LLC and was the 13th chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, a position he held for more than 18 years. From 1974 to 1977, Greenspan was chairman of President Gerald Ford’s Council of Economic Advisers; and from 1981 to 1983, he served as chairman of the National Commission on Social Security Reform. Before his appointment to the Fed in 1987, Greenspan served as a director of J.P. Morgan, Mobil, Alcoa, General Foods, and Capital Cities/ABC. He has received the Legion of Honor from France, became an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire, and received the Medal of Freedom, the highest civil award in the US. He is the author of The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World.
David Leonhardt is the managing editor of a new New York Times website covering politics and policy, scheduled to begin in 2014. He was previously the paper’s Washington bureau chief, as well as an economics columnist. He is the author of the e-book, “Here’s the Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth,” published by The Times and Byliner.