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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 15, 1994
                    FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The President today announced his intention to appoint Alan Krueger as the Labor Department's chief economist.

Krueger has been Bendheim professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University since July 1992, where he has taught since 1987. While at Princeton he also directed the university's Survey Research Center. Krueger was a research associate for the university's Industrial Relations Section, the Office of Population Research, for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Institute for Policy Reform. In 1993, Krueger was a consultant to the Interagency Taskforce on Health Care Reform.

He is the author of many articles and papers on labor economics and is co-editor of the American Economic Association's Journal of Economic Perspectives and of Economics Letters. He is on the editorial board of Quarterly Journal of Economics.

A 1983 honors graduate in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, Krueger holds a doctorate in economics from Harvard University. He replaces Lawrence Katz, who is returning to Harvard in September after taking a leave of absence to serve as the department's chief economist. Krueger was named a Sloan Fellow in economics in 1993. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.