Paul Krugman: An Economic Perspective on 'The Mess We're In'Paul Krugman: An Economic Perspective on 'The Mess We're In'http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/166932Founders Great Hall2011-03-28T17:30:002011-03-28T19:00:00
March 28, 5:30PM
Founders Great Hall
Made possible through the Comanor '59 Lecture Series
“The most important political columnist in America.” -The Washington Monthly
An economist, prolific writer and sought-after international speaker, Paul Krugman divides his energies among many pursuits. He is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, and is, perhaps, best-known as op-ed columnist for The New York Times, a job he began in 2000. For his work on global trade patterns, Krugman won the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
His reputation extends well beyond the U.S. The Asia Times called him “the Mick Jagger of political/economic punditry.” The Economist said he is “the most celebrated economist of his generation.” Spain awarded him the Asturias Award, often called the European Pulitzer Prize, given by the King of Spain.
Author or editor of more than 20 books and 200 professional journal articles, 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.
Unlike many others in his field, Krugman has written extensively for non-economists, including monthly columns for Fortune and Slate. His credits include The New York Review of Books, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine, to name some highlights.
Prior to his appointment at Princeton, Krugman served on the faculty of MIT as Ford International Professor of Economics. He also taught at Yale, Stanford and the London School of Economics. Before his teaching career, he was senior international economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, under Ronald Reagan. (Yes, he served under a conservative President.)
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.
Both of his recent books, THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS AND THE CRISIS OF 2008 and THE GREAT UNRAVELING, were highly praised and became New York Times bestsellers. Krugman and his wife, Robin Wells, currently collaborate on two college textbooks -- MICROECONOMICS and MACROECONOMICS.
They live in New Jersey with their two cats.
This is Paul Krugman's second official visit to the College. He was awarded an honorary degree in 2004
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