Economist and Public Intellectual Alan Blinder Wins the 2023 Moynihan Prize

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) will award the 2023 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize to Alan Blinder, a Princeton economist, columnist for The Wall Street Journal and former public servant whose work has been instrumental in shaping the public’s understanding of the American economy. The Moynihan Prize is awarded annually to a leading policy-maker, social scientist, or public intellectual whose career demonstrates the value of using research and evidence to improve the human condition.

“Alan combines world class scholarship and dedicated public service with a steadfast commitment to improving public understanding and the common good through his work,” said AAPSS President Marta Tienda. “He is one of the most influential macro economists in the world: his economics text and scores of academic papers have immeasurably improved the economics profession, and his many books, columns and op-eds have been an invaluable resource to a general public in need of plain-language depictions of complicated economic crises and economic history. It with great enthusiasm that the Academy awards the Moynihan Prize to him.”

Dr. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1971. From January 1993 through January 1996, he served as a member of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, and then as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He continues to advise members of congress and presidential campaigns on economic policy. He also helps the American public better understand the state of the American economy by appearing frequently on television on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and others.

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