Dirk Krueger

Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics; Professor of Finance

Professor Krueger is also managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies, 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, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt. Professor Krueger also holds a secondary appointment at Wharton’s Finance department and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

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.