Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Dies at 58

Alan B. Krueger, a Princeton University economist who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, died over the weekend. He was 58.

Princeton announced his death on Monday, without specifying a cause.

Mr. Krueger was an assistant secretary of the Treasury from 2009 to 2010, as President Barack Obama’s administration tried to lead the United States out of its worst recession since the Great Depression. Later, he was the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the early days of the economic recovery, from 2011 to 2013.

From 1994 to 1995, he was the Labor Department’s chief economist under President Bill Clinton.

Mr. Krueger, a labor economist by training, was known for his early work finding that the minimum wage did not reduce employment among low-wage workers. More recently, he studied the role of the opioids epidemic in reducing employment among men. He also studied less serious topics, including the rising price of concert tickets.

Mr. Krueger was also a contributor to the Economic Scene column and the Economix blog in The New York Times.

A full obituary will appear soon.

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