Alan Greenspan

1926 - Today

Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan (; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chair of the Federal Reserve of 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).Greenspan came to the Federal Reserve Board from a consulting career. Although he was subdued in his public appearances, favorable media coverage raised his profile to a point that several observers likened him to a "rock star". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Greenspan has received more than 3,100,381 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 91st most popular economist.

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Among economists, Alan Greenspan ranks 91 out of 288Before him are Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Thomas Schelling, Gottfried Feder, Silvio Gesell, Eugen Dühring, and Arthur Cecil Pigou. After him are George Akerlof, George Stigler, Vernon L. Smith, W. Arthur Lewis, Tjalling Koopmans, and Richard Cantillon.

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Among people born in 1926, Alan Greenspan ranks 71Before him are Aaron Klug, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Shohei Imamura, Jean-Pierre Serre, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, and Maria Schell. After him are Andrew Schally, Gyula Grosics, Sydney Chaplin, Gus Grissom, Rafi Eitan, and Fernando J. Corbató.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Greenspan ranks 1,148 out of 12,171Before him are Kevin Bacon (1958), Gerald Edelman (1929), Phil Hill (1927), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Stanley Miller (1930), and Richard Winters (1918). After him are Richard Dreyfuss (1947), John Foster Dulles (1888), George Akerlof (1940), George Stigler (1911), Sam Walton (1918), and Vernon L. Smith (1927).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Alan Greenspan ranks 27Before him are James M. Buchanan (1919), Harry Markowitz (1927), Lawrence Klein (1920), Richard Thaler (1945), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), and Thomas Schelling (1921). After him are George Akerlof (1940), George Stigler (1911), Vernon L. Smith (1927), Paul Krugman (1953), Robert Fogel (1926), and Merton Miller (1923).