A brilliant leader lauded as "one of the greatest economic minds of our generation," Dr. Alan Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Co-Director of Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies, which he founded in 1990. Dr. Blinder served as a Member of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, where he was in charge of the Administration's macroeconomic forecasting and worked intensively on budget, international trade, and health care issues. He was then named as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, representing the Fed at various international meetings, and as a member of the Board's committees on Bank Supervision and Regulation, Consumer and Community Affairs, and Derivative Instruments.
Dr. Blinder is the author or co-author of 17 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy, from which well over two million college students have learned introductory economics. His most recent book, After the Music Stopped; The Financial Crisis, The Response, and The Work Ahead (January 2013), takes a hard, analytical look at what happened and why it happened. The book has generated much buzz, and garnered excellent reviews. Blinder has also written scores of scholarly articles on such topics as fiscal policy, monetary policy, and the distribution of income. Dr. Blinder is a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal, a regular commentator for CNBC, and a frequent guest on PBS, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and elsewhere.
With an extraordinary career spanning decades in academia, government and business, Dr. Alan Blinder is renowned for his lucid analysis, thought-provoking opinions, and eloquent prose on a wide range of complex economic and political matters. Erudite and pithy, yet colorful and witty, Dr. Blinder offers profound, pragmatic, and objective insight on contemporary geo-economic issues.