Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Sebastian Mallaby

Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Sebastian Mallaby is Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An experienced journalist and public speaker, Mallaby is also a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, where he previously served as a staff columnist and editorial board member. He is the author of The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan, winner of the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. His writing has also appeared in the Atlantic and the Financial Times, where he spent two years as a contributing editor. For thirteen years, Mallaby was a staff writer at The Economist, serving as bureau chief in southern African, Tokyo, and Washington, DC. His three previous books include the New York Times bestseller, More Money Than God, a history of hedge funds. In 2015, he helped to found a startup,, a web publication making the fact-based case for Britain to remain in the European Union.


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