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Professor Alan Krueger
MAS Term Professor in Economics and Finance


Professor Alan Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He has published widely in many areas including the economics of education, terrorism, unemployment, labour demand, income distribution, social insurance, labour market regulation and environmental economics, and has authored books such as Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, as well as Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies?

He has also served in various capacities in the public sector. He was the Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, as well as a Member of his Cabinet from 2011 to 2013. He was previously Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2009 to 2010, and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labour from 1994 to 1995.


Period of Visit


23 to 29 May 2016


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