Roger Lowenstein

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Roger Lowenstein
Born Roger Lowenstein
Occupation Non-fiction writer, Journalist
Nationality American
Notable works When Genius Failed (2000)

Roger Lowenstein (born in 1955) 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 1955, 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] His father, Louis Lowenstein, was an attorney and Columbia University law professor who wrote books and articles critical of the American financial industry.[3]


Lowenstein has published five books and co-authored one. In addition, he has written for many publications, including Smart Money and The New York Times. Lowenstein is a regular book reviewer for The New York Times and has written a number of major articles and cover stories for The New York Times Magazine.[4]


As of late-2013, Lowenstein was working on a book about the origins of the Federal Reserve.[5]



  1. ^ "Judith Slovin, Roger Lowenstein". Fashion & Style (The New York Times). 2005-01-16. Retrieved 11/04/2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Directors of the Sequoia Fund, Inc
  3. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (April 25, 2009). "Louis Lowenstein, Professor of Business Law and Critic of Wall St., Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ Roger Lowenstein - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
  5. ^ New York Review of Books, 21 October 2013, p. 3.

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