Former Economist journalist and Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby has written a complex and nuanced biography of the man many believe was one of the chief architects of the financial crash, former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. Sebastian has charted Greenspan’s youthful rise to financial ‘maestro’ and his evolution as a financial pragmatist, first under President Richard Nixon and then under successive Republican presidents. The author talks to Michael West about his portrait of a man who helped shape modern finance.

Supported by BDO.

Please note: due to scheduling reasons, the time and date of this event has changed to 10-11am on Sunday 28 May, and will now be held at Pier 2/3 Club Stage. 

Michael West (Australian)

Michael West has worked as a journalist, stockbroker, editor and finance commentator and operatesÊ, an independent websiteÊwhich focuses on investigations into multinational tax avoidance and the energy sector.ÊWest worked for eight years for The Australian newspaper and another eight years for Fairfax Media. His work has led to parliamentary inquiries into corporate tax avoidance and the electricity networks. Last year West was appointed an honorary professor withÊUniversity of SydneyÕs School of Social and Political Sciences.ÊThe role is to work with the SchoolÕs Sydney Democracy Network, particularly addressing money in politics and the intersection between government and big business.Ê