Roger Lowenstein

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Roger Lowenstein
Born Roger Lowenstein
1954 (age 63–64)
Occupation Non-fiction writer, Journalist
Nationality American
Alma mater Cornell University
Notable works When Genius Failed (2000)

Roger Lowenstein (born 1954) is an American financial journalist and writer. He graduated from Cornell University and reported for The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade, including two years writing its Heard on the Street column, 1989 to 1991. Born in 1954, he is the son of Helen and Louis Lowenstein of Larchmont, N.Y. Lowenstein is married to Judith Slovin.[1]

He is also a director of Sequoia Fund.[2] In 2016, he joined the Board of Trustees of Lesley University.[3] His father, the late Louis Lowenstein, was an attorney and Columbia University law professor who wrote books and articles critical of the American financial industry.[4]

Roger Lowenstein's latest book, America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve (The Penguin Press) was released on October 20, 2015.[5]


Lowenstein has published six books, three of them New York Times bestsellers. In addition, he has written for many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, The New York Times, Fortune, the Atlantic Monthly, and others. He has also written a number of major articles and cover stories for The New York Times Magazine.[6]



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