Dirk Krueger
Professor of Economics

Professor Krueger is also co-editor of the American Economic Review, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Penn's Population Studies Center, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Research Fellow at Netspar, a Research Professor at Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging, and an Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow at Goethe University Frankfurt.

His research has focused on whether, how and to what extent risk, a central concern in macroeconomics, is shared across households or groups of households. The main risks that affect typical households are labor income risks (e.g., due to becoming unemployed), health, disability and mortality risks. Since the economic impact of these risks is potentially large the welfare impact of sharing their economic consequences can be substantial. His research in this area, which is located in the field of macroeconomics but has strong links to other fields of economics, especially public finance and labor economics, combines economic theory with empirical and computational methods to answer research questions that are of immediate policy relevance.