Alan Krueger


Alan Krueger


Alan B. Krueger was 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. From 1987 until his death, he held a joint appointment in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He was the founding Director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center.

In 2009-2010 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. He wrote for the New York Times Economic Scene column and Economix blog from 2000 to 2009. He was named a Sloan Fellow in Economics in 1992 and an NBER Olin Fellow in 1989-90. Krueger 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. Krueger was awarded the Kershaw Prize by the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1997 and the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal by the Indian Econometric Society in 2001. In 2002 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and in 2003 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

On March 16, 2019, Krueger was found dead at his home in Princeton.

Alan Krueger spoke at The Common Good Forum 2015.