Thu, Apr 28 – 2016
Paul Robin Krugman born February 28, 1953) is an American economist, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.In 2008, Krugman was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theoryand New Economic Geography. The Prize Committee cited Krugman’s work explaining the patterns of international trade and the geographic distribution of economic activity, by examining the effects of economies of scale and of consumer preferences for diverse goods and services.
Krugman is known in academia for his work on international economics (including trade theory, economic geography, and international finance), liquidity traps, and currency crisis. Krugman was previously a professor of economics at MIT, and later atPrinceton University. He retired from Princeton in June 2015 to join the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also holds the title of Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and was President of the Eastern Economic Association in 2010. The Research Papers in Economics project ranked him as the world’s 22nd most influential economist based on his academic contributions.
Krugman has written over 20 books, including scholarly works, textbooks and books for a more general audience, and has published over 200 scholarly articles in professional journals and edited volumes. He has also contributed more than 750 columns on economic and political issues to The New York Times, Fortune and Slate.
As a commentator, Krugman has written on a wide range of economic issues including income distribution, taxation,macroeconomics, and international economics. Krugman considers himself a modern liberal, referring to his books and blog New York Times The Conscience of a Liberal. His popular commentary has attracted comment, both positive and negative.
Thu April 28, 2016 - 07:30PM