Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he founded in 1989 what is now Princeton's Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies. He is also vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network and a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Blinder was vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1994-1996), during which time he often represented the Fed in international forums, and was a member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1994), where he worked intensively on budget, international trade, and health care issues. Dr. Blinder was previously president of the Eastern Economic Association and vice president of the American Economic Association. He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and the Bellagio Group, and a former governor of the American Stock Exchange. He has been elected as a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association and as a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Economic Club of New York, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His latest book is After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead (Penguin, 2013). He is based in Princeton, NJ.