Alan Krueger, Ph.D., Chairman, President Barack Obama's Council on Economic Advisers, speaks about the economy in an age of uncertainty. Krueger is in conversation with Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media.
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.
Dr. Alan Krueger
Dr. Alan B. Krueger is the chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the Cabinet. Previously, Dr. Krueger served in the Obama Administration as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
He is currently on leave from Princeton University, where he is the Bendheim professor of Economics and Public Affairs. In 1994-95, Dr. Krueger served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.
He has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the editorial board of Science, and has served as chief economist for the Council for Economic Education.
Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Krueger was a member of the Board of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation and the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education at Charles University in the Czech Republic, and a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization. Dr. Krueger 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 Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1987.