Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
College of Liberal Arts, November 8, 2018
Anne O. Krueger, former faculty member in the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota (U of M), is a highly respected leader and influential scholar in the field of international economics, with a career spanning almost 50 years. She taught at the U of M for 23 years and then went on to join the faculties at Duke, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins Universities, where she served as an extraordinary mentor and role model to countless students. She currently is a senior research professor of international economics at Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies, a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Development (of which she was the founding director), a Distinguished Fellow and past president of the American Economic Association, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Econometric Society, and the American Philosophical Society. Krueger has advised governments and corporations across the globe and served in top positions at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. She served as World Bank chief economist from 1982-1986 and from 2001-2006, she served as first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Krueger is one of only two people to have held both positions aforementioned and has been the only woman to do so. She pioneered the idea of the rent-seeking society in an influential 1974 article later cited by the American Economic Association as one of the 20 best papers published in the associations first 100 years. She has written numerous books and articles on economic development, international trade and finance, and economic policy reform and their forces on countries such asIndia, South Korea, and Turkey.
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