Alan Greenspan (born 6 Marc 1926) is a Jewish economist who was Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.
At least previously, he was closely associated with Randian Objectivism and a friend of the also Jewish Ayn Rand. E. Ray Canterbery has chronicled Greenspan's relationship with Rand, and has argued that the influence had pernicious effects on Greenspan's monetary policy.
The easy-money policies of the Fed during Greenspan's tenure have been argued to be a leading cause of the dotcom bubble, and the subprime mortgage crisis (occurring within a year of his leaving the Fed).
- Canterbery, E. Ray (2006). Alan Greenspan: The Oracle Behind the Curtain. Singapore: World Scientific.
- The Big Short: Film and Book - On Jewish aspects of the subprime mortgage bond collapse.