DEFINITION of 'Paul Krugman '

Paul Krugman is an economist and writer from the United States, known for his work on international economics. After receiving his Ph.D from MIT, he became a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Krugman was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2008 for his work on the New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography.

BREAKING DOWN 'Paul Krugman '

In addition to being a professor at Princeton University, he is Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics. Krugman has written extensively on economic topics and is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. Krugman, who considers himself a liberal, has referred to some of his writings, including his blog, as "The Conscience of a Liberal." Krugman also received the John Bates Clark Medal in 1991.

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