Alan Blinder to Discuss New Book: "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, The Response and the Work Ahead," March 7
Alan Blinder '67, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will discuss his recently released book, "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead," (Penguin Press HC, 2013), at the Woodrow Wilson School on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A book sale, signing, and reception will follow the discussion in Shultz dining room.
Blinder says that the book is “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.”
Blinder has been on the Princeton faculty since 1971, taking time off from January 1993 through January 1996 for public 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. 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
The event will archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s web media site: http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.