Alan Krueger

James Madison Professor of Political Economy; Director, Survey Research Center (SRC)

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Alan Krueger’s primary research and teaching interests are in the general areas of labor economics, education, industrial relations, economics of terrorism, and social insurance. He is the author of Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education, co-author of Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, and a member of the Editorial Board of Science. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Russell Sage Foundation and American Institutes of Research, and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association. His current research projects include a study of the effect of economic growth and poverty on terrorism, a study of the effect of school vouchers on student achievement, and research on new measures of well being. He writes a monthly column on economics for the New York Times called The Economic Scene. He has also been named a Sloan Fellow, an NBER Olin Fellow, was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society, and was awarded the Kershaw Prize by the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1997. He was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002, and awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal by the Indian Econometric Society in 2001. He served as the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor in 1994-95. Alan Krueger is the director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center. Ph.D. Harvard University.

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