Institution(s): School of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy

Date: Jun 12, 2001 (Tuesday)

Time: 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Medium: English

Fee: Free of Charge

Abstract:

Professor Krueger will present evidence on the role of education in the information economy. Specific questions he will address include: How does education contribute to individual well being and economic growth? Why is education more valuable today than in the past? How can countries do a better job producing human capital?

Alan Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is currently editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the most widely read journal in the economics profession. A prolific author, he has published widely on the economics of education, income dispersion, technological change, labor demand, social insurance, health economics, and environmental economics. He and David Card are co-authors of Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage (Princeton University Press, 1995). Named a Sloan Fellow in Economics in 1992, a National Bureau of Economic Research Olin Fellow in 1989-90, he was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1999-2000. After a brief stint as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, he was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1996. The following year he received the Kershaw Prize, which is awarded to a scholar below 40 who has made distinguished contributions to public policy analysis. He received a B.S. degree with honors from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

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