“The Lamppost Theory of Economic Policy” – Alan Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
February 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Politicians’ decisions on economic policy often deviate markedly from what economists recommend. All policy-oriented economists know this. What is less well-appreciated (among economists) is that the politicians sometimes have it right.
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. (Read more here)
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