IR graduate alumnus (GS *91) Christoph Matthias Schmidt is the Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, a group of economists set up in 1963 to advise the German government and Parliament on economic policy issues. He is also president of the RWI Essen, a center for economic research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany.
Alan Krueger delivered the Martin Feldstein Lecture at the National Bureau of Economic Research this summer. His lecture addressed the question: “How tight is the labor market?” Professor Krueger provided evidence that the long-term unemployed are increasingly leaving the labor force, and unlikely to return. He further showed that the rate of real wage growth in recent months is consistent with a tightening labor market.
The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff for volunteer service to government, professional and scholarly organizations, or the public.