3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Celebrating Alan Krueger’s work and impact on economic policy

Co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and the Economic Policy Institute

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

Alan Krueger, a Princeton University labor economist and a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, had a significant impact on American economic policy and economic research on issues ranging from the effect of higher minimum wages to the determinants of happiness to the origins of terrorism to the market for music. Krueger died in March 2019 at age 58.

On June 26, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings and the Economic Policy Institute celebrated Krueger’s work and its implications for current issues in economic policy. A reception followed.

Panel: Alan Krueger’s work on education and mobility, and its relevance to policy today

Krueger’s new book, "Rockonomics: A backstage tour of what the music industry can teach us about economics and life"

What Krueger teaches us about how economists can influence policy & Closing Remarks