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The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

Sebastian Mallaby Interviewed by Brooke Masters

Saturday, 24 March 2018

11:30am

45 minutes

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Award-winning author and journalist Sebastian Mallaby talks about the lasting impact of the American economist Alan Greenspan and how his actions still shape our financial world.

Greenspan was chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States for almost 20 years between 1987 and 2006. He has been criticised for easy-money policies, with some arguing they were a leading cause of the financial crisis that occurred not long after his departure. Mallaby has an unusual ability to bring to life and demystify important financial institutions and people. His 2016 book, The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, won the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and his earlier history of the hedge fund industry, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite, provided a compelling and dramatic look at that secretive industry.

Mallaby writes for newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He is a former contributing editor of the Financial Times.

Here he talks to Financial Times comment and analysis editor Brooke Masters. He will be introduced by Andrew Hill, associate editor and management editor of the Financial Times.

This event is part of the FT day series of events and lasts 45 minutes.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine