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Blair W. Effron ’84 is co-founder and partner of Centerview Partners, an investment banking firm with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Paris, and San Francisco. The firm provides assistance on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, general advisory, valuation, and capital structure to companies, institutions, and governments. Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised in over $4 trillion in transactions and ranks among the most active banking firms globally. Effron serves on the boards of trustees of the Council on Foreign Relations (co-chairman), Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Visions for Public Schools, Partnership for New York City, and Princeton University. Effron is currently a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Effron holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.


Moderated by Alan Blinder ’67, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, former vice-chair of the Federal Reserve Board,  and former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers


Sponsored by The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies (GCEPS)