2007 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum

Alan S. BlinderAlan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics at Princeton University and Co-Director of Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies, which he founded in 1990.  He is also Vice Chairman of the Promontory Inter-financial Network and Vice Chairman of the G7 Group.

Blinder is the author or co-author of 17 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy (with William J. Baumol), now in its 10th edition, from which over two million college students have learned introductory economics.  He has also written scores of scholarly articles on such topics as fiscal policy, monetary policy, and the distribution of income.  From 1985 until joining the Clinton Administration, Blinder wrote a lively monthly column in BusinessWeek magazine.  Currently, he is a regular commentator on PBS's Nightly Business Report and appears frequently on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and elsewhere.

He earned his AB at Princeton University in 1967, MSc at London School of Economics in 1968, and PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, all in economics.