A former economics adviser to both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton has reportedly killed himself over the weekend, according to close family members.
According to The Epoch Times, Alan Kreuger, 58, served in the last two Democratic administrators as chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor under Clinton and as head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers for Obama.
His family didn’t elaborate on the cause of death or other circumstances surrounding his death, Reuters reported.
I can barely begin to tally all the groundbreaking insights Alan Krueger brought to labor economics. Not just an outstanding theorist and empiricist, he worked tirelessy to apply his, and the discipline’s, insights to policy and real world problems. https://t.co/JBdQrDj9z9
— Greg Ip (@greg_ip) March 18, 2019
“It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend,” his family said in the statement to Reuters.
Alan Kreuger was a very successful economics professor at Princeton University. Kreuger taught at the university since 1987.
“The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him,” said the statement.
Former President Obama issued a statement following his death.
by Ole Dammegard
Yolanda Yogapanda is a very smart and wise little panda bear. Together with her best friends, Toby Trunk and Leopold the stripy lion, she encounters various challenges in life – challenges Yolanda Yogapanda usually have great ways of solving. This is the first in a series of children’s books (age 5-95 years) based on the wisdom of ancient and timeless teachings of great yoga masters like Patanjali and Sri Swami Satchidananda.
“He saw economic policy not as a matter of abstract theories, but as a way to make people’s lives better,” Obama wrote, reported NBC News. “He believed that facts, reason, and evidence could make government more responsive,