Portal:Business and economics/Did you know/January 2007
- ...that William McChesney Martin, Jr. (pictured) was the longest-serving Chairman of the Federal Reserve serving from April 2, 1951 to January 31, 1970?
- ...that Ingvar Kamprad, founder of the home furnishing retail chain store IKEA, drew some controversy in 1994 when it was revealed that Kamprad had joined Swedish fascist activist Per Engdahl's pro-Nazi group in 1942?
- ...that Robert Solow, a Nobel Laureate American economist, was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1989 for "his creation of the modern framework for analyzing the effects of investment and technological progress on economic growth"?
- ...that former Harvard University president Lawrence Summers served as the World Bank Chief Economist from 1991 to 1993?