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Alan Krueger

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Alan Krueger
27th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
November 7, 2011 – August 2, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byAustan Goolsbee
Succeeded byJason Furman
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy
In office
May 7, 2009 – October 16, 2010
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byPhillip Swagel
Succeeded byJanice Eberly
Personal details
Alan Bennett Krueger

(1960-09-17)September 17, 1960
Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedMarch 16, 2019(2019-03-16) (aged 58)
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lisa Simon
EducationCornell University (BS)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)
Academic career
FieldLabor economics
Public finance
Lawrence Summers[source?]
Richard B. Freeman[source?]
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Alan Bennett Krueger (September 17, 1960 – March 16, 2019) was an American economist. He worked at Princeton University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Krueger was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, which he served from May 2009 to October 2010. He was nominated in 2011 by Obama as Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and served in that office from November 2012 to August 2013.

Krueger killed himself in Princeton, New Jersey on March 16, 2019 at the age of 58.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alan Krueger, prominent Princeton economist, passes away". Princeton University. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. Family says Obama's top economic adviser killed himself Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner, March 18, 2019