17th Annual Gamble Lecture: "Economic Growth: The Long and Short of It"

October 3, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Amherst Room, 10th Floor

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
free and open to the public
Contact:
Nicole Dunham
413-545-3815

The Department of Economics presents the seventeenth annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture. Princeton professor and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Alan Blinder, will discuss "Economic Growth: The Long and Short of It."

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the founder of the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies. He also is vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network. Blinder has been a member of the Princeton University faculty since 1971, taking time off from 1993 to 1996 for government service, where he served 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.

He is the author or co-author of 20 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy with William Baumol, now in its 12th edition, from which well over two and a half million college students have learned introductory economics. His latest book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, was published in January 2013 (Penguin Press). Blinder is a regular op-ed columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and appears frequently on television and radio.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2011 he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. Blinder earned his A.B. from Princeton University, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in economics.

About the Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture
The Philip Gamble Memorial Lectureship Endowment was established by Israel Rogosa '42 and other family and friends in memory of Philip Gamble, a member of the economics faculty from 1935-1971 and chair of the department from 1942-1965. The fund supports an annual lecture series featuring a prominent economist. Previous speakers in this series have included John Kenneth Galbraith, Joseph Stiglitz, John Nash, James Tobin, Kenneth Arrow, Robert Solow, Barbara Bergmann, Lani Guinier, Robert Reich, Robert Shiller, Dani Rodrik, Marianne Ferber, Robert Pollin, financial journalist Gretchen Morgenson, Elinor Ostrom, and George Akerlof.