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Blinder, Alan S.

Works: 287 works in 1,193 publications in 4 languages and 21,536 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Textbooks  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HG1811, 330
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan S Blinder
Economics, principles, and policy by William J Baumol( Book )
218 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since the First Edition, Economics: Principles and Policy was predicated on the view that practical issues and developments in the economy should influence the content of an introductory economics course. This book contains its share of theoretical material. But the theory is not merely an exercise in making students miserable; it is driven by issues that are real and current. And every discussion of theory is related to applications, so as to offer students a continuing sense of the relevance of the material to reality. - Publisher
Central banking in theory and practice by Alan S Blinder( )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on the 1996 Lionel Robbins Lectures, this book deals succinctly, in a nontechnical manner, with a wide variety of issues in monetary policy, including the goals of monetary policy, the choice of monetary instrument, the rule-versus-discretion debate, suggested remedies for the alleged problem of "inflationary bias," central bank credibility, arguments for and against central bank independence, and the interplay between the central bank and financial markets. The author examines each issue from the point of view of both an academic economist and a practicing policymaker - calling attention to the differences and similarities of perspective along the way."--Jacket
After the music stopped : the financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead by Alan S Blinder( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history--books written quickly to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, held off, taking the time to understand the crisis and create a truly comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we must do from here--mired as we still are in its wreckage. Blinder shows how the U.S. financial system, grown far too complex for its own good--and too unregulated for the public good--experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007. When America's financial structure crumbled, the damage proved to be not only deep, but wide. It took the crisis for the world to discover, to its horror, just how truly interconnected--and fragile--the global financial system is. Blinder offers clear-eyed answers to the questions still before us, even if some of the choices ahead are as divisive as they are unavoidable.--From publisher description
Offshoring of American jobs what response from U.S. economic policy? by Jagdish N Bhagwati( )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two leading economists discuss a range of issues relating to the "offshoring" of American jobs, from free trade to unemployment levels
Hard heads, soft hearts : tough-minded economics for a just society by Alan S Blinder( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Downsizing in America : reality, causes, and consequences by William J Baumol( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Downsizing in America offers a range of compelling hypotheses to account for adoption of downsizing as an accepted business practice. In the short run, many companies experiencing difficulties due to decreased sales, cash flow problems, or declining securities prices reduced their workforces temporarily, expanding them again when business conditions improved. The most significant trigger leading to long-term downsizing was the rapid change in technology. Companies rid themselves of their least skilled workers and subsequently hired employees who were better prepared to work with new technology, which in some sectors reduced the size of firms at which production is most efficient." "Baumol, Blinder, and Wolff also reveal what they call the dirty little secret of downsizing: it is profitable in part because it holds down wages. Downsizing in America shows that reducing employee rolls increased profits, since downsizing firms spent less money on wages relative to output but it did not increase productivity. Nor did unions impede downsizing. The authors show that unionized industries were actually more likely to downsize in order to eliminate expensive union labor. In sum, downsizing transferred income from labor to capital - from workers to owners." "Downsizing in America combines an investigation of the underlying realities and causes of workforce reduction with an insightful analysis of the consequent shift in the balance of power between management and labor, to provide us with a deeper understanding of one of the major economic shifts of recent times - one with far-reaching implications for all American workers."--Jacket
Macroeconomics : principles and policy by William J Baumol( Book )
129 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Microeconomics: principles and policy, twelfth edition, teaches the principles of economics, including current economic situations, providing an essential resource for faculty and students who want a solid introduction that calls on policy-based information for examples and applications
The Economics of public finance by Alan S Blinder( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paying for productivity : a look at the evidence ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic policy and the great stagflation by Alan S Blinder( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic Policy and the Great Stagflation discusses the national economic policy and economics as a policy-oriented science. This book summarizes what economists do and do not know about the inflation and recession that affected the U.S. economy during the years of the Great Stagflation in the mid-1970s. The topics discussed include the basic concepts of stagflation, turbulent economic history of 1971-1976, anatomy of the great recession and inflation, and legacy of the Great Stagflation. The relation of wage-price controls, fiscal policy, and monetary policy to the Great Stagflation is also e
Growing together by Alan S Blinder( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quiet revolution : central banking goes modern by Alan S Blinder( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Blinder considers three of the most significant aspects of the revolution. The first is the shift toward transparency: whereas central bankers once believed in secrecy and even mystery, greater openness is now considered a virtue. The second is the transition from monetary policy decisions made by single individuals to decisions made by committees. The third change is a profoundly different attitude toward the markets, from that of stern schoolmarm to one of listener. With keenness and balance, the author examines the origins of these changes and their pros and cons."--BOOK JACKET
Toward an economic theory of income distribution by Alan S Blinder( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asking about prices : a new approach to understanding price stickiness ( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macroeconomics under debate by Alan S Blinder( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural resources, uncertainty, and general equilibrium systems : essays in memory of Rafael Lusky by Alan S Blinder( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural Resources, Uncertainty, and General Equilibrium Systems: Essays in Memory of Rafael Lusky compiles a collection of works by economists who had been friends and colleagues of Rafael Lusky, a teacher in the University of Florida and contributor to theoretical resource economics. This book is divided into four sections- natural resources, uncertainty, general equilibrium systems, and policy and applications. In these sections, this text specifically discusses the resource depletion with technological uncertainty and the Rawlsian fairness principle; monopoly, uncertainty, and exploration
Inventory theory and consumer behavior by Alan S Blinder( Book )
24 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fabulous decade : macroeconomic lessons from the 1990s by Alan S Blinder( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How do central banks talk? ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Central bank credibility : why do we care? : how do we build it? by Alan S Blinder( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Central bank credibility plays a pivotal role in much of the modern literature on monetary policy, yet it is difficult to measure or even assess objectively. A survey of central bankers was conducted to determine their attitudes on two important issues: why credibility matters, and how credibility can be built. The central bankers' answers are compared with the responses of NBER-affiliated macro and monetary economists. The two groups agree much more than they disagree. They are particularly united in their evaluations of ways to make a central bank credible -- assigning high ratings to the central bank's track record and low ratings to theoretical ideas like precommitment and incentive-compatible contracts
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Alternative Names
Blinder, A.S.
Blinder, A. S. 1945-
Blinder, A.S. (Alan S.)
Blinder, Alan
Blinder, Alan 1945-
Blinder, Alan S.
Blinder, Alan Stuart.
Blinder, Alan Stuart 1945-
Stuart Blinder, Alan 1945-
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