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Paul Krugman

Paul KrugmanAKA Paul Robin Krugman

Born: 28-Feb-1953
Birthplace: Long Island, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist, Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York Times columnist/economist

Paul Krugman was born in Long Island, NY in 1953, and attended, as he puts it, "one of the many John F. Kennedy High Schools". His love of science fiction -- especially Asimov's Foundation -- inspired him to focus his studies on both history and economics. He received his Ph.D from MIT in 1977, and went on to teach at Yale, Stanford and MIT. In 1982, Krugman spent a year working for the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and in 1991 the American Economic Association honored him with the John Bates Clark Medal. He is currently a professor of economics at Princeton University.

Krugman is the author of fifteen books, including The Great Unraveling, Peddling Prosperity, and Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan. He is also the author of several hundred articles, and is currently a regular columnist for the New York Times. An "unabashed liberal", (according to Newsweek), he was allegedly passed over for a spot as chairman of Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors because of his outspokenness.

In 1999, Krugman was paid $37,500 by Enron to serve on an "advisory panel that had no function that I was aware of" (Krugman's words.) When writing about Enron he disclosed the fact that he served on the panel, but neglected to disclose the payment until much later. Some have used this fact to disparage Krugman's character, but that charge is dubious.

Since 2000 he has been writing for the New York Times, where he often skewered Bush administration economic policy, and to a lesser extent he criticizes the Obama administration's errors. His criticisms gained new clout when he was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, interrupting several weeks of headlines reporting a world-wide economic collapse that Krugman had warned was coming.

Father: David Krugman
Mother: Anita
Wife: Robin Leslie Bergman (div.)
Wife: Robin Wells (m. 1983)

    University: BA, Yale University (1974)
    University: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977)
    Professor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984-94)
    Professor: Stanford University (1994-96)
    Professor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996-2000)
    Professor: Economics, Princeton University (2000-)

    The New York Times Columnist (2000-)
    US Council of Economic Advisers (1982-83)
    Enron received $50,000 as a member of one of their boards
    Econometric Society Fellow (1986)
    Group of Thirty
    World Technology Network
    John Bates Clark Medal 1991
    Nobel Prize for Economics 2008

    Get Him to the Greek (4-Jun-2010) · Himself

Author of books:
Exchange-Rate Instability (1989, economics)
The Age of Diminished Expectations: U.S. Economic Policy in the 1990s (1990, economics)
Rethinking International Trade (1990, economics)
Geography and Trade (1991, economics)
Currencies and Crises (1992, essays)
Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in the Age of Diminished Expectations (1994, economics)
Development, Geography, and Economic Theory (1995, economics)
The Self Organizing Economy (1996, economics)
Pop Internationalism (1997, essays)
The Accidental Theorist: And Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science (1998, economics)
The Return of Depression Economics (1999, economics)
Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan (2001, economics)
The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (2003, economics)
The Conscience of a Liberal (2007, politics)
A Country Is Not a Company (2009, economics)
End This Depression Now! (2012, economics)

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