Alan Krueger

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Full Name Alan Krueger
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name Alan
Gender Male
Birth Date September 17th, 1960
Birth Place Livingston, New Jersey

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An American economist who was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research is named as Alan Bennett Krueger. He is simply named as Alan Krueger. On March 7, 2009, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. He was among the 50 highest ranked economists in the world according to Research Papers in Economics.

Economic advisor to Obama and Clinton; Alan Krueger dies at 58

Alan Krueger, an economic adviser to U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, died over the weekend at the age of 58, the Princeton University. He served as chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor during the Clinton administration and chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers during Obama's time in office. "Alan was recognized as a true leader in his field, known and admired for both his research and teaching," Princeton University said in a statement. 

Death of Alan Krueger And Cause of Death (Suicide)

On 16th March 2019 at the age of 58, Alan Krueger dies in Livingston, New Jersey, the USA. Alan was found dead at his home in Princeton. The cause of his death was Suicide. Confirming his death, the Krueger family said in a statement: “It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend. The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him. In lieu of flowers, we encourage those wishing to honor Alan to make a contribution to the charity of their choice.” The University he worked for, Princeton University said in a statement: “Alan was recognized as a true leader in his field, known and admired for both his research and teaching,”. In a statement, President Obama declared: "Alan was someone who was deeper than numbers on a screen and charts on a page," adding, "He saw economic policy not as a matter of abstract theories, but as a way to make people’s lives better."

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Siblings, Nationality, Education, Ethnicity of Alan Krueger

On 17th September 1960, Alan Krueger was born in Livingston, New Jersey, the USA. His birth name is Alan Bennett Krueger. His nationality is American. He grew up in a Jewish family. Information regarding his father, mother and siblings will be updated soon. His star sign is Virgo. His religion is Jewish. His ethnicity is White. Concerning his education, he is graduated from Livingston High School in 1979. He received his B.S. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (with honors), and he received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1985 and 1987, respectively.

Body Measurement of Alan Krueger

At the age of 58, Alan still looked very handsome attracting a lot of people towards him. His exact body measurement including his height, weight, shoe size, dress size and more will be updated soon. 

Career of Alan Krueger

  • Alan began his career by developing and applying the method of natural experiments to study the effect of education on earnings, the minimum wage on employment, and other issues.
  • His books, Education Matters: Selected Essays by Alan B. Krueger and (with James Heckman) Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? reviewed the available research relating to positive externalities accruing to society from increased government investment in educating the children of the poor.
  • In his book, "What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism" (2007), he wrote that in contrast to the assumption that terrorists come from impoverished, uneducated environments, terrorists often come from middle-class, college-educated backgrounds.
  • He served as Chief Economist at the United States Department of Labor between 1994 and 1995. 
  • He also received the Kershaw Prize, Mahalanobis Prize, and IZA Prize (with David Card), and was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Society of Labor Economists, Econometric Society and American Academy of Political and Social Science.
  • He was a member of the Executive and Supervisory Committee (ESC) of CERGE-EI, an academic institution which is located in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • He was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy on 7th March 2009. 
  • He announced his resignation from the Treasury Department, to return to Princeton University in 2010. 
  • He was nominated by Obama to be chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers on 29th August 2011. 
  • He was also known for his work on the Environmental Kuznets Curve.
  • He wrote for The New York Times Economic Scene column in between 2000 to 2006. 
  • He signed a 2018 amici curiae brief that expressed support for Harvard University in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard lawsuit.

His books include:

  • Card, David; Krueger, Alan B. (1995). Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Krueger, Alan B. (2001). Education Matters: Selected Essays by Alan B. Krueger. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Heckman, James J.; Krueger, Alan B. (2003). Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies?. MIT Press.
  • Krueger, Alan B. (2007). What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Personal Life, Children, Wife of Alan Krueger

Alan was a married person. He was married to Lisa Simon. The couple was also blessed with two children named Benjamin and Sydney. Before his death, the couple was living a happy life. His sexual orientation is Straight. According to her LinkedIn profile,  Lisa Krueger works as a senior consultant at ITHAKA in Princeton, New Jersey as from March 2015 to date. Like her husband, she served as an Assistant Director, Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton University from 1991 to 1994. 

Net Worth And Salary of Alan Krueger

The net worth of this famous economist will be surely in millions at the time of his death. There is no exact information regarding his net worth and salary. 

Quick Facts About Alan Krueger

Personal Details

Real Name Alan Bennett Krueger
Profession(s) Professor
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Livingston, New Jersey
Nationality American
Religion Jewish
Horoscope Virgo
Ethnicity White

Cause Of Death

Death Date 16th March 2019
Place Of Death Livingston, New Jersey, the USA
Cause Of Death Suicide

Marital Status

Marital Status Married
Children 2; Sydney and Benjamin
Spouse Lisa Simon

Education Details

High School Livingston High School
University Cornell University

Body Statistics

Shoe Size 10 (UK)
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 70 Kg

Net Worth & Salary

Net Worth Will Update Soon
Salary Will Update Soon
Source of Wealth As a Economist and Professor