Obama Praises Outgoing CEA Chair Alan Krueger

President Barack Obama offered some laudatory words for his departing chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, Alan Krueger, who will be returning to Princeton to teach for the upcoming school year.

“Over the past two years, Alan has been one of my most trusted advisers on economic policy and a great friend.  I asked Alan to lead my Council of Economic Advisers because he understands the economy better than almost anyone, but more importantly, he understands who we’re fighting for – middle-class families and anyone working to climb into the middle class.  Alan was the driving force behind many of the economic policies that I have proposed that will grow our economy and create middle-class jobs.  He’s devoted his entire career to making sure our economy works for everyone, not just those at the very top.  And while we have more work to do, today our economy is improving – thanks, in no small part, to Alan’s efforts. I want to thank Alan for his service and wish him the best of luck as he returns to Princeton.”