Paul Krugman is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and, perhaps, his most well-known, as an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In recognition of his influence The Washington Monthly called him “the most important political columnist in America.” In addition, Krugman’s reputation extends well beyond the U.S. The Asia Times recently called him “the Mick Jagger of political/economic punditry.” The Economist said he is “the most celebrated economist of his generation.” And, recently Mr Krugman received what is often called the European Pulitzer Prize, the Asturias Award given by the King of Spain.
Krugman is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 professional journal articles, many of them on international trade and finance. In recognition of his work, he received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, an award given every two years to the top economist under the age of 40. For the past 20 years, Krugman has written extensively for non-economists, including a monthly column, “The Dismal Science,” for the on-line magazine Slate. He has also been a columnist for Fortune and has published articles in The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine, before joining The New York Times.
Prior to his appointment at Princeton, Krugman served on the faculty of MIT ; his last post was Ford International Professor of Economics. He also taught at Yale and Stanford Universities, and prior to that he was the senior international economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, under Ronald Reagan. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Group of Thirty.
He has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, as well as to a number of countries including Portugal and the Philippines. In 2007, he released a book entitled The Conscience of a Liberal. His previous book, The Great Unraveling, was highly praised and became a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. Mr. Krugman and his wife, Robin Wells, have recently collaborated on two college textbooks -- Microeconomics published in October 2004, and Macroeconomics published in the September 2005. In 2008, Krugman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on international trade.
Krugman and his wife live in the Princeton area with their two cats.