Alan B. Krueger

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Alan B. Krueger
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Occupation Professor of Economics
Employer Princeton University
Twitter @Alan_Krueger
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Alan B. Krueger is an economist and professor. He is a professor of economics at Princeton University.

He previously served as the head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.[1] He was confirmed to the position by the U.S. Senate in November of 2011.[2]

Krueger had left his position at Princeton University to fill the White House spot. He replaced Austan Goolsbee in the White House position.[3]

Krueger is considered a liberal-moderate economist, but he has supporters on both sides of the aisle.[4] He is known as a labor economist who has advocated for a hiring tax credit for businesses and increased infrastructure spending.


Krueger previously served as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist for the U.S. Department of Treasury.[5]

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).[6]


He received a B.S. degree (with honors) from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations in 1983, an A.M. in Economics from Harvard University in 1985, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1987 where he collaborated with Larry Summers, the White House’s former National Economic Council director.


  1. Obama to Nominate Krueger for Council of Economic Advisers. Bloomberg Businessweek.
  2. Senage Confirms Economic Adviser.
  3. Obama to Nominate Krueger for Council of Economic Advisers. Bloomberg Businessweek.
  4. Obama’s Choice for Economic Adviser Is Known as Labor Expert. The New York Times.
  5. Alan Krueger Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy. United States Department Of The Treasury.
  6. Alan B. Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Princeton.