Johan Van Overtveldt, PhD, is the director of the Belgium-based think tank VKW Metena, which works on a breadth of economics-related issues. Formerly editor-in-chief of the Belgian newsmagazine Trends, he has written several books in Dutch, and contributes to the Wall Street Journal Europe and other publications. He is the author of The Chicago School.
"Here at last is a book about the US Federal Reserve that is neither impossibly technical nor populist. The author is obviously extremely familiar with the American financial and political scene.... Van Overtveldt steers a healthy middle course." -- Samuel Brittan, Financial Times
"An excellent introduction to the current financial
crisis....Anyone who wants to understand the role of the Fed in the
current crisis will find this an accessible primer." --
Publishers Weekly "A timely study that will help readers
interpret the headlines." -- Kirkus Reviews