(Formerly the Market Outlook Dinner)
Join BSAS for the Annual Market Dinner, featuring Dr. Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Federal Reserve System (1987-2006).
For 18 1/2 years, Alan Greenspan served as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Greenspan also served as chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. He originally took office as chairman and to fill an unexpired term as a member of the Board on August 11, 1987. Greenspan was reappointed to the Board to a full 14-year term, which began February 1, 1992, and ended January 31, 2006. He was designated chairman by Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush.
Dr. Greenspan received a B.S. in economics (summa cum laude), M.A. and Ph.D. all from New York University. He also has performed advanced graduate studies at Columbia University. Greenspan was chairman and president of Townsend-Greenspan & Co., Inc., an economic consulting firm in New York City. He also served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers under President Ford, and as chairman of the National Commission on Social Security Reform. Greenspan was appointed a member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board, the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the Commission on Financial Structure and regulation, the Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed Force and the Task Force on Economic Growth.
Before his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board, Greenspan served as a director of numerous corporations. He was a term member of the Board of Trustees of the Rand Corporation, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution (at Stanford University) and vice chairman and trustee of the Economic Club of New York. Greenspan has served as chairman of the Conference of Business Economists, president and fellow of the National Association of Business Economists and a fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Greenspan has received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, Leuven (Belgium) and Edinburgh universities. He received the Legion of Honor (Commander) from France, became an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire and received the Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civil award.
Greenspan heads Greenspan Associates, a consulting firm in Washington, DC, is the author of The Age of Turbulence (September 2007), and is currently working on a book scheduled to be published in 2013.