Sebastian Mallaby – Keynote Speaker

Author of bestseller The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan

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Specialist Subjects

  • Global Finance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Banking
  • International Relations
  • Future of Society



  • English


Sebastian Mallaby is Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mallaby wrote his acclaimed book on Alan Greenspan, following five years of research and unlimited access to the former Federal Reserve chairman. His previous book, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite, was described by New York Times columnist David Brooks as “superb”; it was the recipient of the 2011 Loeb Prize, a finalist in the FT/Goldman Sachs prize, and a New York Times bestseller. Mallaby’s earlier books are The World’s Banker, a portrait of the World Bank under James Wolfensohn that was named as an “Editor’s Choice” by the New York Times; and After Apartheid, which was named by the New York Times as a “Notable Book.”

Before joining the Washington Post in 1999, Mallaby spent thirteen years with the Economist. While at the Economist, he wrote about foreign policy and international finance. He also covered Nelson Mandela’s release and the collapse of apartheid, and the breakdown of Japan’s political and economic consensus. From 1997-99, Mallaby was the Economist’s Washington bureau chief and wrote the magazine’s weekly Lexington column on American politics and foreign policy. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist: once for editorials on Darfur and once for a series on economic inequality.

In 2015, he helped found a start-up,, a web publication making the fact-based case for Britain to remain in the European Union.

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