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Alan Krueger Biography – Alan Krueger Wiki
Alan Krueger born Alan Bennett Krueger, was an American economist. He was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor Alan Krueger served as Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and a Member of the Cabinet from 2011 to 2013. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009-10 and as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor in 1994-1995.
He was Vice President of the American Economic Association in 2017, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association (2005-07) and International Economic Association. Since February 2017, he had been a member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas USA. He had been a member of the Board of Directors of the Russell Sage Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the American Institutes for Research, as well as a member of the editorial board of Science (2001-09), editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (1996-2002) and co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (2003-05).
He was named a Sloan Fellow in Economics in 1992 and an NBER Olin Fellow in 1989-90. He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1996, and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2005. He was awarded the Kershaw Prize by the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1997 (for distinguished contributions to public policy analysis by someone under the age of 40) and the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal by the Indian Econometric Society in 2001. In 2002 Professor Krueger 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 with David Card in 2006. He was awarded the Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2017.
Alan Krueger Age
He was born on September 17, 1960 in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. He died on March 16, 2019. He was 58 years old.
Alan Krueger Education
Krueger graduated from Livingston High School in 1979. He received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University (with honors), and he received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1985 and 1987, respectively.
Alan Krueger Job
Krueger was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Alan Krueger Wife – Alan Krueger Married
He was married to his wife Lisa Simon Krueger.
Alan Krueger Children
He had two children, Sydney Krueger and Benjamin Krueger.
Alan Krueger Death – Alan Krueger Suicide
He was found dead at his home on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Alan Krueger’s death was confirmed by Princeton University where Krueger taught in a statement on Monday, March 18, 2019. The statement read:
“Princeton University is saddened to share that Alan Krueger, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, passed away over the weekend. Alan was recognized as a true leader in his field, known and admired for both his research and teaching.
“In addition to his scholarship, Alan’s life exemplified a commitment to public service. His contributions to the nation included serving as President Clinton’s Chief Economist at the Department of Labor, and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama.
“A valued member of the Princeton University community for over three decades, Alan will be deeply missed by his students and colleagues. The University asks that the privacy of the Krueger family be respected at this difficult time.”
Alan Krueger Family
His survived by his wife, Lisa Simon Krueger, and his two children, Ben and Sydney.
Alan Krueger Cause of Death – How Did Alan Krueger Die
Alan Krueger’s family said in a statement released on Monday, March 18, 2019 by Princeton University that Alan Krueger’s cause of death was suicide.
Alan Krueger Books
He is the author of What Makes A Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism and Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education, co-author of Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, and co-author of Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies?
Alan Krueger Net Worth
This information about his net worth is being updated.