Alan Blinder
Alan Blinder

Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Princeton University

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he has been a faculty member since 1971. He is also a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Steering Committee. In addition to his time in academia, Blinder previously served as a member of President Bill Clinton’s original Council of Economic Advisers, and then as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is the author or co-author of 23 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy, now in its 14th edition (with William Baumol and John Solow), from which more than 3 million college students have learned introductory economics. Blinder’s best-selling book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, has also won several awards, and in 2011, he was elected a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association. Blinder earned his A.B. at Princeton University, his M.Sc. at the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—all in economics.

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