Alan Krueger’s Academic Record

Brad Plummer gives it a look for those who might be interested:  A closer look at Alan Krueger’s academic work.

Krueger has been nominated to replace Austan Goolsbee as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

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  1. john personna says:

    I like that list. It has a lot of “how the world really works” stuff, as opposed to “all else being equal” abstract modeling.

  2. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Sorry, Chief, but anyone who supports a VAT automatically gets a F-minus grade from the University of Economic Reality.

  3. john personna says:

    @Tsar Nicholas:

    That’s interesting. I’ve always hated the VAT because I thought it was a sneaky tax, one that fooled people into thinking they were getting a net reduction. I got that primarily because so many rightists said “let’s get a VAT and reduce our taxes!”

    I don’t know. Maybe I’m starting to turn, and I’ll get on board with sneaky. It would be best to bring our tax revenues up with traditional tools … but not much seems to be happening on that front.

  4. Ben Wolf says:

    For someone purported to be a labor specialist, he appears to have done little work on mass unemployment. Skimming his work, he appears to be in the same New-Keynsian/Neo-classical mold as virtually every other economist in Washington.

    Question: how can a student of macroeconomic schools which don’t even acknowledge the existence of involuntary unemployment be an expert on employment?