Paul Krugman joined the Ph.D. Economics Program in 2015 as a Distinguished Scholar. Since 2014, he has served as a distinguished scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the Graduate Center. Before joining the GC, he was a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School; prior to his appointment at Princeton, he served on the faculties of MIT, Yale and Stanford. In 2008, he was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory. He has also received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association and the Asturias Award given by King of Spain, considered to be the European Pulitzer Prize. He is the author or editor of more than 25 books and over 200 published professional articles, and well-known to the general public as an op-ed columnist and blogger for The New York Times. His four recent trade books, End This Depression Now!, The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, The Conscience of a Liberal and The Great Unraveling became New York Times bestsellers. He has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and to foreign countries including Portugal and the Philippines. His approach to economics is reaching a new generation of college students through his coauthored college textbooks on micro- and macroeconomics that are among the top-selling economics textbooks used in U.S. colleges.
Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future
There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won't die.
In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it's headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters. Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate. Explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision, Arguing with Zombies is Krugman at the height of his powers.
Arguing with Zombies puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades' worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe. With quick, vivid sketches, Krugman turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations.
Published January 2020
W. W. Norton & Company, 2020
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"Corporate indebtedness is now quite high," Yellen said in conversation with Graduate Center Distinguished Professor and Stone Center faculty member Paul Krugman.
The week-long workshop took a broad approach to socio-economic inequalities, covering disparities in income, wealth, education, social mobility, and happiness.
The New York Times, Opinion Column (Paul Krugman), 5.20.18
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First Post, 3.19.18
Bloomberg Quint (India), 3.18.18
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The Washington Post, "opinion editorial," 11.30.17
Funds will support the Graduate Center Wealth Project and other initiatives.
Miles Corak will join the economics department and the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.
Daily Hampshire Gazette, 10.27.17
The Graduate Center has established a firm foothold in the burgeoning field of inequality studies, as evidenced by the 2017 Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) conference.
The GC's Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality has been tapped as the first-ever U.S.-based host of the prestigious Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) conference.
Alan Chartock Speaks with Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times Paul Krugman WAMC, 6.7.17
Economist Paul Krugman Says GDP Won't Grow By 3% - Video Bloomberg TV, 3.1.17
Distinguished Professor Paul Krugman (Economics) appeared this week on Bloomberg News to discuss topics including NAFTA, infrastructure spending, banking regulations, and Federal Reserve monetary policy.
Economist Paul Krugman Says Puzder Was Very Weak Nominee; Discusses Dodd-Frank, Fed Rates and Nafta; Bloomberg, 'Bloomberg Markets,' 2.15.17
The Graduate Center announced today a $2.5 million gift bestowed by James and Cathleen Stone to research multiple forms of socio-economic inequality.
Discussion to focus on globalization and income inequality
Milanovic recently spoke with the GC about inequality and globalization, including why the latter "should neither be worshipped nor vilified - it is not going to transform the world into a world of plenty or a conflict-free Arcadia."
On April 21, Bloomberg Radio visited the Graduate Center to interview the GC's Paul Krugman and Heath Brown on a range of topics, from Trump's 'false solution' on trade tariffs to the influence of lobbying money in politics.
On Tuesday, October 13, the GC's Luxembourg Income Study Center (LIS Center) featured prominently on Bloomberg Radio.
An Event at the Graduate CenterNew York Times, 10.3.15
The Graduate Center announced the addition of five faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year.
Press briefing to focus on income inequality research activities
Explaining US Inequality ExceptionalismThe New York Times, The Conscience of a Liberal blog, 5.4.15
Twin Peaks PlanetThe New York Times, 1.1.15
Ring of Fire Features Graduate Center Event with Elizabeth Warren and Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman in Conversation with Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Supreme Court Decision
Senator Elizabeth Warren on how to get the American economy working
Bloomberg News Reports on Paul Krugman Joining the Faculty at the Graduate Center
Politico on Paul Krugman's Move to the Graduate Center
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, announced today that Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will be joining the faculty of the Graduate Center as professor in the Ph.D. Program in Economics and distinguished scholar at the Graduate Center's Luxembourg Income Study Center.