Alan Krueger Will Depart Treasury To Retain Princeton Tenure

Wilson School professor Alan Krueger will step down from his post as assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy next month and return to the University. Krueger, who was nominated to the post in March 2009, is the latest of several economic officials in President Barack Obama's administration to announce their resignations.

"It was a great opportunity for me to take a leave from Princeton and work at the Treasury Department at a critical time in our nation's history," Krueger told The Daily Princetonian. "The University, I think, really does stay true to its motto of 'In the Nation's Service' by encouraging faculty to take public service leave."

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