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The 2009 Goldstone Forum: Paul Krugman
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February 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 22

Dr. Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics and columnist for the New York Times, will speak on The Economic Challenges Ahead, at 4 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium on Wednesday, February 18.

Dr. Paul Krugman has been dubbed “the most celebrated economist of his generation” by The Economist magazine. He won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity,” and he is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 professional journal articles—many of them on international trade and finance. His most recent book is The Conscience of a Liberal, and his previous work, The Great Unraveling, was a New York Times bestseller.

Dr. Krugman is also well-known in academia for his work in international economics, including trade theory, economic geography, and international finance. Prior to his appointment at Princeton in 2000, he taught at MIT, Stanford, and Yale. He also served as the senior international economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under Ronald Reagan.

He holds a PhD from MIT and a bachelor’s degree from Yale.

Dr. Krugman is a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Group of Thirty. He has acted 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.

In addition to the Nobel, Dr. Krugman received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association in 1991 and the Asturias Award—often called the European Pulitzer Prize—given by the King of Spain in 2004.

The Goldstone Forum was established by a gift from Steven F. Goldstone, C’67, as part of the Steven Goldstone Fund for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Almanac February 27, 2001).

This program, sponsored by the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program and the School of Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public.

Almanac - February 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 22