In an intimate and thoughtful conversation, Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, offers candid, in-depth and thorough responses to audience's questions about the world economy.
For 18 years and four presidents, Alan Greenspan served as head of the Federal Reserve System, and prior to that as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Ford. Since leaving public office Dr. Greenspan has returned to private consultancy.
As head of an economic consulting firm for more than 30 years he was an acknowledged expert in the detailed workings of the global economy as well as a recognized authority on a wide spectrum of American and global industries ranging from energy to motor vehicles and from finance to health care. He has served on the numerous Boards of Directors including J.P. Morgan, Mobil Corp., Alcoa, General Foods and Capital-Cities/ABC. Through thoughtful, in-depth question-and-answer sessions, attendees will better understand the issues affecting their economic future and the future of the world economy. Today, Dr. Greenspan heads Greenspan Associates, a consulting firm in Washington, DC. His memoir, The Age of Turbulence (2007), debuted at the top of the New York Times best-seller list. In his new book, The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting (October, 2013), Dr. Greenspan makes an effort to update our forecasting conceptual grid. Grounded in his trademark rigor, wisdom, and unprecedented context, he integrates the history of economic prediction, the new work of behavioral economists, and the fruits of his own remarkable career to offer empirically based grounding in what we can know about economic forecasting and what we can’t. He also explores how culture is and isn’t destiny and probes what we can predict about the world’s biggest looming challenges, from debt and the reform of the welfare state to natural disasters in an age of global warming.