Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Alan Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and a former chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers and a member of his Cabinet. He holds a joint appointment in Princeton's economics department and Woodrow Wilson School, and is founding director of the Princeton Survey Research Center. Past positions include assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and chief economist of the Department of Labor. He was elected vice president of the American Economic Association. He has published widely on labor economics and other fields. Awards include the Kershaw Prize of the Association for Public Policy and Management, the Moynihan Prize, and the IZA Prize in Labor Economics. Krueger is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He holds a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.