Thursday, May 05, 2005

Things You Never Knew About Alan Greenspan


Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman Posted by Hello

He's been called the second most powerful man in the world, behind the President of the United States. But how much do you really know about him? See if you can answer the following questions without looking at the answers or reading the linked official biography.
  1. Where was he born?
  2. What year was he born?
  3. How old was he when he received his B.S. degree?
  4. How old was he when he received his Ph.D.?
  5. What is that Ph.d. in?
  6. Has he won the Nobel prize?
  7. In what year was he appointed to the Fed?
  8. Which foreign countries have honored him?
  9. How many terms as Chairman of the Fed has he served?
  10. How many honorary degrees does he list on his biography?

Ready for those answers? I'll present them in reverse order to make it more difficult for you cheat: 8, 5, Britain and France, 1987, No, Economics, 51, 22, 1926, New York City.

The most surprising fact I discovered about Alan Greenspan is that he was 51 years old when he received his doctorate in economics. In fact, there was a 27 year gap from the time he received his M.A. until he received his Ph.D. That tidbit should provide hope for grad students everywhere who are struggling with their dissertations.

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