Alan Greenspan

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Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served five terms as the 13th chair of the Federal Reserve in the United States from 1987 to 2006. He works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC. First appointed Federal Reserve chairman by President Ronald Reagan in August 1987, he was reappointed at successive four-year intervals until retiring on January 31, 2006, after the second-longest tenure in the position (behind William McChesney Martin). President George W. Bush appointed Ben Bernanke as his successor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Greenspan has received more than 3,841,982 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Alan Greenspan is the 94th most popular economist (down from 91st in 2019), the 1,309th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,148th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Economist.

Alan Greenspan is most famous for being the chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. During his tenure, he oversaw an era of economic prosperity in the United States and was instrumental in the development of the "Greenspan Put," which refers to the Federal Reserve's willingness to intervene in the economy to protect against stock market declines.

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Among economists, Alan Greenspan ranks 94 out of 315Before him are Jean-Claude Trichet, Leonid Hurwicz, Vernon L. Smith, Mario Draghi, Clara Ponsatí, and Douglas McGregor. After him are Gérard Debreu, Jeremy Rifkin, William Beveridge, Richard Cantillon, Thomas Schelling, and Richard Stone.

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Among people born in 1926, Alan Greenspan ranks 77Before him are Yoshio Okada, Noah Gordon, Poul Anderson, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Jean-Pierre Serre, and Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. After him are Michel Butor, Shigeo Sugimoto, James Stirling, Paul Berg, Karl Richter, and John Schlesinger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Greenspan ranks 1,309 out of 15,968Before him are Tony Lip (1930), Charles Eames (1907), Virginia Cherrill (1908), David Morse (1953), Phil Hill (1927), and Edward Emerson Barnard (1857). After him are Neil Diamond (1941), Anthony Bourdain (1956), Rene Russo (1954), Cordell Hull (1871), Karen Grassle (1942), and John Brown (1800).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Alan Greenspan ranks 28Before him are George Akerlof (1940), Richard Thaler (1945), James M. Buchanan (1919), Edmund Phelps (1933), Vernon L. Smith (1927), and Douglas McGregor (1906). After him are Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Thomas Schelling (1921), Lawrence Klein (1920), George Stigler (1911), Merton Miller (1923), and Dale T. Mortensen (1939).