Alan Krueger

  • Princeton University

Alan Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he holds a joint appointment in the economics department and the Woodrow Wilson School.  Alan 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.  Alan has published widely on unemployment, income distribution, the economics of education, labor demand, terrorism, subjective well-being, financial markets, social insurance, labor market regulation, and environmental economics. He wrote for The New York Times Economic Scene column and Economix blog from 2000 to 2009, and was editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives from 1996 to 2002.  Alan is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the Society of Labor Economists, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.  He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.