Paul Krugman

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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 2008The 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.