Alan S. Blinder has been on the Princeton faculty since 1971, taking time off from January 1993 through January 1996 for service in the U.S. government--first as a member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers, and then as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In addition to his academic writings [books, academic articles] and his best-selling introductory textbook, he has written many newspaper and magazine;columns and op-eds and, in recent years, has been a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He also appears frequently on television on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and others. Dr. 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.

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After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, by Alan S. Blinder, published by Penguin Press, January 2013 (paperback, 2014)

This is my newest book--written for people who really want to understand what happened to us since 2007. After the Music Stopped is unlike other books you may have read on the crisis. It's not a who-done-it, but rather a why-did-they-do-it. It's about how we got into this mess, what we did to get out of it, and what remains to be done. It was named one the New York Times'
10 Best Books of 2013

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