The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies mourns the passing of our dear friend and advisory board member Paul Volcker ’49 H82, chairman, The Volcker Alliance; and former chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Paul died on December 8, 2019, at the age of 92.
We are grateful for Paul’s long-standing contributions to GCEPS, and the University overall.
Alan Blinder ’67, GCEPS founder and Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, captures Paul’s indelible impact perfectly: “I have long viewed Paul Volcker as one of the greatest living Americans, regardless of field. He set a standard that few of us will ever approach. Now the man is gone, but the legacy will never be gone.”
Photo: Paul A. Volcker speaking at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia conference The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy: Traditional and New Tools sponsored by GCEPS and George Washington University, November 2014
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The Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton University, formerly known as the Center for Economic Policy Studies (CEPS), was founded by Alan S. Blinder in 1989, to support policy-related research in the Department of Economics, and to foster communication among members of the academic, business, and government communities. Supported by individual and corporate memberships, the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies sponsors faculty research as well as a number of highly successful programs each academic year.