A man of interest

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Alan Greenspan, who stepped down after almost two decades as chair of the US Federal Reserve on 31 January 2006, was by no means a stranger to the OECD. In fact, as chair of the US Council of Economic Advisers between 1974 and 1977, he played a leading role in the OECD's Economic Policy Committee in 1975 and 1976 (our photo).

The EPC, which was set up in 1961, reviews the economic and financial situation and policies of OECD member countries “with a view to attaining the goals of the OECD Convention”. For more on the EPC, click here and view under Economic Policy. For further information on historical documents, contact Archives@OECD.org

©OECD Observer No 254, March 2006

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