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Paul Krugman

Economist & Author

Paul Krugman may be best known for his iconic twice-weekly op-ed columns for The New York Times, where he also maintains a popular blog, The Conscience of a Liberal. During his lengthy academic career, Krugman has served on the faculty of MIT, Yale, and Stanford. Currently, he is the Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics and professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University.

In 2008, Krugman was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.” He was also the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded biennially by the American Economic Association to the “American economist under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” Other awards include the National Association of Business Economics Adam Smith Award, the George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing, and the Prince of Asturias Award, also known as the “European Pulitzer.”

Krugman is a member of the Group of Thirty (G30), an international economic body, and has served as consultant to the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the governments of Portugal and the Philippines. Early in his career, Krugman served as senior international economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan Administration.

Prior to joining The New York Times in 1999, Krugman’s skill at making economics accessible to the general reader was on display in articles published by Slate, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Fortune, and The New Republic. He is author or editor of more than 20 books, including The Great Unraveling, The Return of Depression Economics, and his most recent, End This Depression Now!

Paul Krugman is married to Robin Wells, an accomplished economist in her own right. They live in New Jersey with their cat, Albert Einstein.