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Description - The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan

The most remarkable thing that happened to the world economy after 9/11 was ... nothing. What would have once meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly, partly due to the efforts of the then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan. The post 9/11 global economy is a new and turbulent system - vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even twenty years ago. The Age of Turbulence is an incomparable reckoning with the nature of this new world - how we got here, what we're living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good or ill, channelled through Greenspan's own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713999822
ISBN-10: 0713999829
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 158mm x 51mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan was born in 1926 and reared in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of New York City. After studying the clarinet at Juilliard and working as a professional musician, he earned his BA, MA and Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. In 1954, he co-founded the economic consulting firm Townsend-Greenspan & Co. From 1974 to 1977, he served as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Gerald Ford. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed him Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, a position he held until his retirement in 2006.

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