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Barack Obama’s new economist: Micro scope

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Alan Krueger is nominated to head the Council of Economic Advisers

Sep 3rd 2011 | WASHINGTON, DC | from the print edition

[Greg Ip] WHEN Barack Obama took office his priority was to keep the economy from collapsing. Fittingly, the first chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, was a macroeconomist who had investigated such matters as the Depression of the 1930s.Now approaching the final year of his first term, Mr Obama’s ambitions and room for of manoeuvre have shrunk. When he addresses Congress on September 8th he is less likely to call for a big new stimulus than for a laundry list of lesser initiatives. Appropriately, the man he nominated on August 29th to head the CEA, Alan Krueger, is a microeconomist at Princeton University who has studied, for example, how the minimum wage affects New Jersey restaurant workers.

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September 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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