Distinguished professor headlines Economics Lecture Series

BLOOMSBURG—Princeton professor Alan B. Krueger will be the spring speaker for the 2016-17 Economics Lecture Series at Bloomsburg University. His lecture, “The Rise of Alternative Work Arrangements in the U.S.,” will be on Tuesday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in Mitrani Hall in the Haas Center for the Arts. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Krueger is the Bendheim professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He holds a joint appointment in the department of economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also the founding director of the Survey Research Center at Princeton. He received his bachelor’s with honors from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1983 as well as a masters and doctoral degree in economics from Harvard in 1985 and 1987.

Krueger has written and published over 85 papers. He is the author of “What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism” and “Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education.” He also co-authored “Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage” and “Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies?”

Krueger previously served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor in 1994 to 1995 and Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor in 2009 to 2010. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of former President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors in Nov. 2011.

Distinguished scholars and economists are invited every year for this lecture series. Past speakers include Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, University of California, Irvine professor Peter Navarro, Princeton University professor Roland Bénabou and Harvard University professor George Borjas.

This lecture is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Economics.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.