Mr. Krugman is a Professor of Economics and Distinguished Scholar at the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center at City University of New York (CUNY). Previously, he was Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He was chosen as one of Bloomberg’s 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance, 2011, and has been honored to be one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers for four straight years (2009-2012).
Professor Krugman is the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, 2011 Gerald Loeb Award winner for Commentary, New York Times, and one of the world’s foremost economists. As one of the world’s best known and most acclaimed economists, he speaks on the leading issues of the day affecting the world economy. An insightful, outspoken Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, he is a passionate and articulate speaker, with a gift for relating global economic events to his audiences, and committed to speaking the truth as he sees it in the most compelling terms. His twice-weekly Op-Ed pieces for The New York Times model the depth of insight and the unflinchingly outspoken style he brings to his speeches.
The author of several books, Professor Krugman’s most recent, “End This Depression Now!”, is a call for action. In it, Professor Krugman has a powerful message for anyone who has suffered during the Great Recession—a quick, strong recovery is just one step away, if our leaders can find the “intellectual clarity and political will” to end this depression now. His previous books include “The Conscience of a Liberal”, “The Great Unraveling”, a bestseller, and “The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008”, a response to the financial crisis, an updated edition of his 1999 book, “The Return of Depression Economics”.
In addition to the Nobel Prize, Professor Krugman’s work in economics has earned him broad acclaim from the economic press and several prestigious awards, including the John Bates Clark medal from the American Economic Association for his work in international trade and finance. He is recognised worldwide as a leader in the fields of economic geography and the role of increasing returns in shaping international trade.