Alan S. Blinder joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as distinguished visiting fellow in September 2023. Blinder has been on the Princeton faculty since 1971, taking time off from January 1993 through January 1996 for service in the US government, first as a member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers and then as vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
In addition to his academic books and articles and his best-selling introductory textbook, he has written many newspaper and magazine columns and op-eds, and he has been a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He also appears frequently on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and other television programs. 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.