Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, a financial services firm based in Arlington, Virginia.

Blinder has been at Princeton since 1971 and he chaired the economics department from 1998 to 1990. He took time off from 1993 to 1996 to work in the U.S. Goverment, serving as a member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and vice chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors from 1994 to 1996.

Blinder's books include After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead; The Quiet Revolution; Central Banking in Theory and Practice; and Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: Tough-minded Economics For A Just Society. He also writes a regular monthly op-ed column for The Wall Street Journal and appears frequently on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and elsewhere.

In addition, 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.

Last Updated: May 30, 2017