Alan B. Krueger

Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University

Alan B. Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He has published widely on the economics of education, labour demand, income distribution, social insurance, labour market regulation, and environmental economics. Since 1987 he has held a joint appointment in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

He is the founding Director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He is the author of 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 American: What Role for Human Capital Policies?

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation and of the Board of Directors of the American Institutes for Research. He is a member of the editorial board of Science, and was Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives from 1996 to 2002 and Co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association from 2003-05. In 1994-95 he served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association and serves as Chief Economist for the National Council on Economic Education.

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 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. From March 2000 to March 2006 he was a regular contributor to the "Economic Scene" column in the New York Times. He received a B.S. degree (with honors) from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations, an A.M. in Economics from Harvard University in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1987.

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