Monday, March 18, 2019

Remembering Alan Krueger

Sadly Princeton Professor and former CEA chair Alan Krueger passed away this weekend.  Many younger economists were inspired by his insistence that economics is an empirical subject: no matter how good a theory sounds, it is not valuable unless it is confirmed with data.  He was 100% correct about that.

Another of his many contributions was his editorship of Journal of Economic Perspectives which, unlike most academic journals, publishes accessible economic analyses of important topics, including our shared interest in intergenerational mobility (he proved to be an excellent editor on this piece).