Paul Krugman

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Full name: Paul Krugman

Area of interest: Economics and Politics

Journals/Organisation: The New York Times

Email: contact page

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Website: / Paul Krugman

Blog: / The Conscience of a Liberal


Networks: latest online media |!/NYTimeskrugman



Education: Yale University: B.A. | M.I.T.: Ph.D

Career: "Paul Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as a columnist on the Op-Ed Page and continues as professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. He has taught at Yale, MIT and Stanford. At MIT he became the Ford International Professor of Economics.

Mr. Krugman is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. His professional reputation rests largely on work in international trade and finance; he is one of the founders of the "new trade theory," a major rethinking of the theory of international trade. In recognition of that work, in 1991 the American Economic Association awarded him its John Bates Clark medal, a prize given every two years to "that economist under forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic knowledge." Mr. Krugman's current academic research is focused on economic and currency crises.

At the same time, Mr. Krugman has written extensively for a broader public audience. Some of his recent articles on economic issues, originally published in Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American and other journals, are reprinted in Pop Internationalism and The Accidental Theorist." (source: NY Times)

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Current position/role: op-ed columnist for The New York Times

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Other roles/Main role: Professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University; Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics

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Awards/Honours: recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics



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Latest work: books


Current debate:LSE event - The Return of Depression Economics Part 1: The sum of all fears - Monday 8th June 2009

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  • A manifesto for economic sense - Western policy makers are inflicting suffering on their peoples - 28th June 2012 by Paul Krugman and Richard Layard (writing in Financial Times)
  • Depression and Democracy - It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression. True, it’s not a full replay of the Great Depression, but that’s cold comfort - 11th December 2011
  • The Republicans are now the anti-science party - On climate change and evolution, the party's presidential hopefuls are wilfully ignorant - 4th September 2011 (writing in The Observer)
  • The cruel bonds cult - Austerians urge us to pay the human cost of cuts – but don't make clear what their market gods want - 21st August (writing in The Guardian)
  • 21st century depression - The G20 has fallen for an orthodoxy that ignores history. It is not the time to be slashing spending - 29th June 2010 (writing in The Guardian)
  • The price of economic posturing - It lacks the hypocrisy of its US cousin, but German deficit hawkery is equally misguided and dangerous - 19th June 2010 (writing in The Guardian)
  • BP oil spill: A very visible disaster - If Obama can seize the moment, this oil spill could help reverse the slide of US environmentalism - 4th May 2010
  • Berating the Raters - The rating agencies began as market researchers, selling assessments of corporate debt to people considering whether to buy that debt. Eventually, however, they morphed into something quite different - 26th April 2010
  • Don’t Cry for Wall Street - President Obama has to do what’s right for the country when it comes to financial reform. If that hurts the bankers, so be it - 22nd April 2010
  • Looters in Loafers - It looks as if fraud played a significant role in the financial crisis, and reform of the kind now being contemplated could have prevented some of it - 18th April 2010
  • Victory for the soul of America - A vicious fear offensive backed by establishment Republicans has failed: US healthcare will be reformed - 23rd March 2010 (writing in The Guardian)
  • The real reason for the euromess - Greece and other European nations are in trouble because policy elites pushed the continent into adopting a single currency - 16th February 2010 (writing in The Guardian)
  • There's no wisdom on Wall Street - Following the testimony of clueless bankers at hearings in the US, we must stop listening to financiers about financial reform - 15th January 2010 (writing in The Guardian)
  • All the President’s Zombies - Reaganomics has failed to deliver what it promised, yet people still believe that government intervention is bad, and leaving the private sector to its own devices is good - 24th August 2009
  • Obama’s Trust Problem - There’s a growing sense among progressives that they have been duped by President Obama. And that’s why the mixed signals on the public option created such an uproar - 21st August 2009
  • The Swiss Menace - The Democratic health care reform plan most resembles the system in Switzerland, despite comparisons to the approaches taken in Britain and Canada - 17th August 2009
  • Republican Death Trip - President Obama had campaigned to move beyond divisive politics, but instead he is facing an opposition that eagerly seizes on every wild rumor manufactured by the right-wing media complex - 14th August 2009
  • Averting the Worst - The economy has backed up from the edge of the abyss, with the government’s stabilizing role preventing a replay of the Great Depression - 10th August 2009
  • Reagan Did It - The change in America’s financial rules was Ronald Reagan’s biggest legacy and the gift that keeps on taking - 1st June 2009
  • The Big Inflation Scare - Does the big inflation scare make any sense? Basically, no. And I suspect that the scare is at least partly about politics rather than economics - 28th May 2009
  • State of Paralysis - The Golden State’s political system has been unable to deal with the recession. Does California’s political paralysis foreshadow the future of the nation as a whole? - 24th May 2009

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