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Stanford economist elected to National Academy of Sciences

STANFORD -- Professor of economics Anne O. Krueger has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced Tuesday, April 25.

This brings the total number of Stanford faculty serving on the academy to 105, plus an additional five affiliated with the Hoover Institution.

The academy, a private organization of scientists and engineers established in 1863 by an act of Congress, named 60 Americans and 15 foreign associates as new members "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can achieve.

Krueger is a prominent expert on international economics and economic development. In particular, her work has shown why the adoption of protectionist policies by developing countries have not proven economically beneficial. She is the author of numerous books and journal articles on problems of the international economy, including U.S. international economic policy, and has received a number of awards for her research, including the Robertson Prize from the National Academy of Sciences and the Bernhard-Harms Prize from the Kiel Institute of World Economics.

Krueger is currently president-elect of the American Economic Association, the nation's largest association of practicing economists. She is a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she is currently directing a project on the political economy of U.S. trade relations.

The distinguished economist has combined her teaching with consulting activities for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Treasury, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the National Science Foundation and a number of private and multilateral organizations here and abroad. She has worked on problems of international trade and economic development in Turkey, Korea, India, Mexico, Brazil and Papua New Guinea.

Krueger came to Stanford in 1993 from Duke University. Prior to Duke, she served as vice president for economics and research at the World Bank. Before that, she was professor of economics at the University of Minnesota for a number of years. She received her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin.



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