Alan Krueger

Alan Krueger

Alan B. Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  He received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Cornell University and an A.M. degree and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.  Krueger currently serves as Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.  He previously served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2009-10), and as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor (1994-95).  He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association (2005-07) and was Chief Economist for the Council for Economic Education (2003-09).  While at the Council for Economic Education, Alan helped to draft the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, serving as Co-Chair of the committee.  He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and of the Econometric Society.  He was a columnist for the New York Times.  Among his many scholarly publications are What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism and Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education.  When not in Washington, D.C., Alan lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife, Lisa, a high school math teacher.  They have two grown children. 

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