is an American writer and publisher. The founder of, a twice-monthly journal of the financial markets, he is the author ofMr. Speaker: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster(2014) among other works. His most recent publication isBagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian(2019), a biography of the brilliant and influential English banker, economic and political writer, and editor of the, whose ideas about central banking informed the U.S. Federal Reserves response to the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-09.

Grant served as a, graduated fromIndiana University, and received a masters degree in International relations fromColumbia University.2

He is married to Patricia Kavanagh, M.D., aneurologist, and lives inBrooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. They have four children.3

He began his journalistic career at theBaltimore Sunin 1972 and joined the staff ofBarronsin 1975. He foundedGrantsin 1983.2Success was some time in coming. A critic complained that Money of the Mind, my . . . history of American finance, was like an account of the interstate highway system written from the point of view of the accidents, Grant wrote inMinding Mr. Market(1993). The same might be said, both fairly and unfairly, of Grants. Where most observers of the 1980s emphasized the rewards, we dwelled mainly on the risks. In the junk bond, in the reckless patterns ofbank lending, in the dementia of Japanese finance, in the riot of the Treasurys borrowing, we saw not thebull marketsof today but the comeuppance of tomorrow.4

However, the publications signatureskepticismserved it, and its readers, better in the 2000s. Mr. Market Miscalculates (2008), a collection of Grants articles published over the preceding 10 years, elicited an appreciative review in theFinancial Times. If Grant could see what was happening this clearly, wrote John Authers of the staff of the FT, and warn of it in a well-circulated publication, how did the worlds financial regulators fail to avert the crisis before it became deadly, and how did the rest of us continue to make the irrational investing decisions that make Mr. Market behave the way he does?5

Grant received the 2015Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Awardfor excellence in business journalism.6

Ron Paulnamed Grant as his likely candidate forChairmanof theFederal Reserveto replaceBen Bernankewhose term expired in 2014.7

Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend

The Trouble with Prosperity: A Contrarians Tale of Boom, Bust, and Speculation

Mr. Market Miscalculates: The Bubble Years and Beyond

Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed The Man Who Broke the Filibuster

Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

, R.R. Bowker Company. Bowker., 1995. Pg. 300 provides a birth date of 1946 under the book record for

Minding Mr. Market: ten years on Wall Street with Grants interest rate observer

(1st ed.). New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. pp.xiii.ISBN

Authers, John (November 24, 2008).Profit from the Prophesies of Doom.

UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners.

Hes an Austrian economist, he has experience on Wall Street, hes brilliant, hes a good historian, he would quit printing money.

Rollyson, Carl (March 9, 2005). Biography as Sheer Narrative Force.

Nonfiction Review. New York Times. July 23, 2019.

James Grant interviewed by GoldMoney Foundation

Mr. Speaker! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, The Man Who Broke the Filibuster

Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award winners

Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award winners

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