Errors in The Alchemists

March 30, 2013 No Comments by Neil

“The Alchemists” is a complex book, covering events over more than 300 years and on three continents. There will inevitably be mistakes, and as I discover them (or readers point them out), I will correct them here. Future editions of the book will reflect these changes. If you spot an error, report it here.

P. 97 — The book states that Charles Bean of the Bank of England coined the term “Jackson Hole Consensus” with a paper he presented in 2010, as a description of the conventional central banking wisdom. In fact, the term had been coined well before that, and by others. The earliest mention in the Nexis database is from 2003, attributing the term to Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein.

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