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In the Nation's Service: Lessons from Serving as the President's Chief Economist

Nov 21, 2013 04:30PM to 06:00PM

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Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson School
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Woodrow Wilson School

Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and former chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, will present a public lecture titled, "In the Nation's Service: Lessons from Serving as the President's Chief Economist," at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Krueger 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.  He 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.

Since 1987 he has held a joint appointment in the economics department and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He is the founding director of the University’s Survey Research Center.  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 as chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Krueger 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 a National Bureau of Economic Research 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. 

He 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.  He was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2006.