Alan Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics at Princeton University and Director of Princeton’s Center for Economic Policy Studies, which he founded in 1990. He is also a partner in Promontory Financial Group, Vice Chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, and Vice Chairman of the G7 Group.
Dr. Blinder served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from June 1994 until January 1996. In this position, he represented the Fed at various international meetings, and was a member of the Board’s committees on Bank Supervision and Regulation, Consumer and Community Affairs, and Derivative Instruments. He also chaired the Board in the Chairman’s absence. He speaks frequently to financial audiences.
Before becoming a member of the Board, Dr. Blinder served as a Member of President Clinton’s original Council of Economic Advisers from January 1993 until June 1994. There he was in charge of the Administration’s macroeconomic forecasting and also worked intensively on budget, international trade, and health care issues. During the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, he served as an economic adviser to Al Gore and John Kerry.