Alan Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. 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 Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1987.
He has published widely on the economics of education, terrorism, unemployment, labor demand, income distribution, social insurance, labor 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. He is the author of What Makes A Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism and Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education, and co-author of Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage and Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies?
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Russell Sage Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the American Institutes for Research, as well as a member of the editorial board of Science (2001-09), editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (1996-2002) and co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (2003-05).
Professor Krueger served as Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers from November 2011 until August 2013. Previous government positions include Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2009-10) and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor (1994-95).
In November 2006 he was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics jointly with David Card.