(CelebrityAccess) Alan Krueger, 58, Princeton University economist, top adviser under two presidents and longtime researcher of secondary ticketing has died, taking his own life.
“It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend,” a statement from his family said. “The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him. In lieu of flowers, we encourage those wishing to honor Alan to make a contribution to the charity of their choice.”
Princeton police said they were called to Krueger’s home March 16 and found him unresponsive
Krueger’s life could not be quantified but he did focus much of his time on secondary ticketing. He concluded that the size of the secondary ticketing market was exaggerated and that only 10 percent of tickets purchased came from the secondary ticketing market.
Krueger was a founder and president of the Music Industry Research Association and, in 2007, published a study on the size and effect of the secondary market on concert ticket prices.
HIs book “Rockonomics: A Backstage Tour On What The Music Industry Can Teach Us About Economics And Life” is expected to be published in June.
He was also a lifelong Bruce Springsteen fan.