President Barack Obama's chief economic advisor will speak at Northwestern University in a public lecture Monday, Oct. 8, according to a press release from the university.
Alan Krueger, chair of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, is scheduled to give this year's annual lecture at the Institute for Policy Research, a center for nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research on social science issues.
On leave from Princeton University, Krueger formerly served under Obama as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist of the Department of the Treasury. While Bill Clinton was president, Krueger was chief economist of the Department of Labor.
Krueger is the founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center and the author of What Makes A Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism and Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education. He co-authored Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage and Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies?
“Krueger has made path-breaking contributions on many public policy research fronts,” Institute for Policy Research Director David Figlio said in the release. “He is one of the most distinguished scholars of his generation.”
The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in the McCormick Auditorium of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, with a reception to follow at 5:15 p.m. Although it is free and open to the public, registration is required at http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/regform.html.