US: White House to nominate Krueger as top economist

By REUTERS
August 29, 2011 15:41




WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Monday will announce he has chosen Princeton University labor economist Alan Krueger to become the top White House economist, a White House official said.

Krueger would succeed Austan Goolsbee as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

The decision comes as Obama prepares to unveil a jobs package in a speech planned for shortly after the Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday.


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