Professor - Princeton University

Alan B. Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He served as Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from November 2011 to August 2013, and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. In 2009-10, he served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and in 1994-95 he served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. Krueger was named a Sloan Fellow in Economics and an NBER Olin Fellow. He was editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives from 1996 to 2002. He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1996, a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2005, and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association in 2004.  Professor Krueger was awarded the Kershaw Prize by the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1997 for the most significant contributions to public policy research by someone under age 40, elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2002, and awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2006. He earned a B.S. degree with honors from Cornell University in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1987.


He has published widely on labor demand, labor supply, inequality, education, and environmental economics.  His books include: Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage (With David Card); Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? (With James Heckman); and What Makes a Terrorist?

Alan B. Krueger on Twitter: @alan_krueger.


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