President Obama nominated Alan Krueger as the Chair to the Council of Economic Advisers. In his remarks given in the White House rose garden, Obama said,
“Alan brings a wealth of experience to the job. He’s one of the nation’s leading economists. For more than two decades, he’s studied and developed economic policy, both inside and outside of government.”
Krueger served as the chief economist at the Treasury Department until 2010 when he left to go to Princeton as a Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. He will be replacing Austan Goolsbee who left the White House to go back to Chicago.
Read the Washington Post story here.
Watch the President’s remarks below: