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

Alan B. Krueger, a Princeton University economist who served within the Clinton as well as 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 by 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, by 2011 to 2013.

by 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 will 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 cost of concert tickets.

Mr. Krueger was also a contributor to the Economic Scene column as well as the Economix blog within the brand-new York Times.

A full obituary will appear soon.