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01/17/95

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Two Stanford professors to lead national economics group

STANFORD -- Two Stanford economists were installed Jan. 8 as president and president-elect of the 20,000-member American Economics Association at the organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Victor R. Fuchs, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor of Economics and Health Research and Policy, will begin a one-year term as president, while Anne O. Krueger, professor or economics, will serve as president-elect.

Fuchs has published on subjects ranging from health and medical care to issues of family, gender and children. Krueger is well known for her work in international economics and economic development, particularly on how trade and exchange rate policies affect productivity growth, employment and business sector composition. A former World Bank economist, she worked on the problems of many countries before joining the Stanford faculty from Duke in 1993. Fuchs, who is a professor in the School of Medicine as well as in the economics department, has been at Stanford since 1974.

The American Economics Association is the nation's largest association of practicing economists from academia, business and government.

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