Alan S. Blinder

Alan Blinder
Alan S. Blinder
Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Author, Advice and Dissent

ALAN S. BLINDER has been on the Princeton faculty since 1971, taking time off from January 1993 through January 1996 for service in the U.S. government—first as a member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers, and then as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In addition to his academic writings and his best-selling introductory textbook, he has written many newspaper and magazine columns and op-eds and, in recent years, has been a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He also appears frequently on television on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and others. Blinder is a Distinguished Fellow and past vice president of the American Economic Association, a past president of the Eastern Economic Association, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

He is the author of After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead and Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Economics and Politics Collide.