Krueger's rumored replacement is Jason Furman, who is currently the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. Greg Mankiw, a former economic adviser to President Bush, approves of the choice, and Tyler Cowen agrees. So far, the most notable feature of Furman's rumored appointment is that he is one of the few people slated for this role that have spent more time in Washington than they have as academic economists. Whether that is a positive or a negative remains to be seen, and you can read a bit more about his particular views here.
In the meantime,