Alan S. Blinder
Vice Chairman, Operating Committee
Dr. Alan S. Blinder is the Vice Chairman of Promontory Interfinancial Network. He is also the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Codirector of Princeton’s Center for Economic Policy Studies.
Formerly, he was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Prior to that, Dr. Blinder served as a member of President Clinton’s original Council of Economic Advisers. He was also an economic advisor to Al Gore and John Kerry.
Dr. Blinder is the author or coauthor of 17 books, including the textbook, Economics: Principles and Policy (with William J. Baumol), now in its 12th edition. Dr. Blinder is regularly quoted in leading business publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Business Week, and his writings have appeared in journals and newspapers around the world. He has written scores of scholarly articles on such topics as fiscal policy, monetary policy, and the distribution of income. He is a columnist for The New York Times Sunday business section and appears frequently on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and elsewhere.
Dr. Blinder earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an AB from Princeton University, both in Economics.