Alan Blinder on "After the Music Stopped"

Lecture/Symposia Series

Alan Blinder on \

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Alan S. Blinder —- esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan —- is one of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers. In After the Music Stopped, he delivers a masterful narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it and what we must do to recover from it. With bracing clarity, Blinder chronicles the perfect storm of events beginning in 2007, from the bursting of the housing bubble to the implosion of the bond bubble, and how events in the US spread throughout the interconnected global economy. Truly comprehensive and eminently readable, After the Music Stopped is the essential book about the financial crisis.

About the Author
Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, a financial services firm based in Arlington, Virginia. He served as the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors from 1994 to 1996 and was a member of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. He writes a monthly op-ed column for The Wall Street Journal and appears frequently on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV and elsewhere.

Presentation will be followed by Q&A, book signing and reception. Reservations required. Admission is free for Museum members and students, or $15 for non-members.