The Institute for Policy Research is pleased to present its
2012 Distinguished Public Policy Lecture
"A Conversation with Alan Krueger"
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
Monday, October 8, 2012 • 4:00-5:15 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO:
***NORRIS*** UNIVERSITY CENTER, McCORMICK AUDITORIUM, 1999 CAMPUS DRIVE
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Alan Krueger, Chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is one of the nation’s leading labor economists. As the head of the Council, Krueger provides the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of domestic and international economic policy.
An expert on unemployment, job markets, income inequality, and the economics of education, Krueger is currently on leave from Princeton University, where he is Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009–10. In 1994–95, he was Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.
The founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center, he has written numerous journal articles and authored or edited seven books, including Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? (MIT Press, 2004) with Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman.
He has received many honors, including the Kershaw Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and the IZA Prize in Labor Economics. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, Society of Labor Economists, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and American Academy of Political and Social Science. From 2000–06 he was a regular contributor to The New York Times’ column “Economic Scene.” He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
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