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Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman    • Core Faculty, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality
    • Distinguished Professor of Economics, Graduate Center - CUNY
    • LIS Senior Scholar

Paul Krugman is a core faculty member in the Stone Center, a Distinguished Professor in the Graduate Center’s Economics Program (since 2015), and a LIS Senior Scholar (since 2014).
In 2008, Krugman was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory. In addition to the Nobel, Krugman is the recipient of John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, an award given every two years to a top economist under the age of 40. He also received the Asturias Award given by King of Spain, considered to be the European Pulitzer Prize.

Krugman's approach to economics is reaching a new generation of college students. He and Robin Wells have coauthored college textbooks on Micro and Macroeconomics that rank in the top-selling economics textbooks used in American colleges today.
He is best-known to the general public as op-ed columnist and blogger for The New York Times. In 2011, his blog, "The Conscience of a Liberal," was ranked number one of The 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time magazine. The blog has approximately 1.5 million Twitter followers. He makes frequent appearances on "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, Charlie Rose, PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg Television, CNBC and MSNBC.
Author or editor of more than 25 books and over 200 published professional articles, Krugman has written extensively for non-economists as well. Before joining the staff of The New York Times, his work appeared in Fortune, Slate, Foreign Policy, The New Republic and Newsweek.
Prior to his appointment at the Graduate Center, Krugman served on the faculties of Princeton, MIT, Yale and Stanford. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society 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 foreign countries including Portugal and the Philippines. In his twenties, he served as senior international economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers under Ronald Reagan.

Photo credit: Fred R. Conrad

Selected Publications


Krugman, Paul R., Kathryn M. Dominquez, and Kenneth Rogoff. "It's baaack: Japan's slump and the return of the liquidity trap." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (1998): 137-205.

Eggertsson, Gauti B., and Paul Krugman. "Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A fisher-minsky-koo approach." The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012)

Krugman, Paul. "Increasing Returns and Economic Geography." The Journal of Political Economy (1991)

Krugman, Paul. "Scale economies, product differentiation, and the pattern of trade." The American Economic Review

Krugman, Paul. “A Model of Balance-of-payments Crises.” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (1979)

Krugman, Paul. "Balance sheets, the transfer problem, and financial crises." International finance and financial crises. Springer Netherlands (1999)