The Influence of Alan Greenspan on the Economy

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The Influence of Alan Greenspan on the Economy Scott Miller English Composition 1 October 18, 2008 Outline: The influences of Alan Greenspan on the Economy -About the Federal Reserve 1. Year Alan Greenspan appointed. 2. Duties of the Federal Reserve -Alan Greenspan as Federal Reserve Chairman (1987) 1.Stock Market crash -Savings and Loan Crisis (1988-1982) 1. Bank Failures 2. Recession -Economy Growth(1993-2000) 1. Dot.com ere 2. Federal Surplus 3. Millennium 4.Clinton Era -(2001), and beyond on the economy 1.President Bush 2.9/11 3.Recession 4. Dot.com bubble 5. Housing boom and bubble -Conclusion(2006) 1. Greenspan Retires Alan Greenspan was the Federal Reserve chairman for the last nineteen years he was the longest chairman in that position. Alan Greenspan was first appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and retired under President Bush in 2006. The chairman of the Federal Reserve is appointed every four years by the president, and then the Senate. The Federal Reserve is in charge of the financial system in the United States, and is independent part of the government that is not influenced by politics. The duties of the Federal Reserve are to preserve a sound banking system, preserve the power of dollar, print money if needed, and to regulate interest rate policies. Alan Greenspan had massive influence on the economy when he was the chairman of the reserve he set the tone of the economy when the Federal Reserve met, and that was mostly done by regulating interest rates. After Alan Greenspan retired in 2006 many economist came out and blamed Greenspan for keeping the interest rates to low between 2001 to 2005 in which caused the housing crisis in 2007.(Federal Reserve
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