Friday, January 30, 2009
Winner Paul Krugman is an economist, columnist and author. He is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University and a columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.”
Krugman is well known for his work in international economics, including trade theory, economic geography and international finance. The lecturer earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University in 1974 and his doctorate from MIT in 1977. From 1982–83 he worked at the Reagan White House as a staff member of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Krugman taught at Yale, MIT, UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics and Stanford University before joining the faculty of Princeton University in 2000.
Tickets for students, faculty and staff are available at the Information Desk in the University Center beginning January 19. The first ticket is free with a University ID; the second ticket is $15 (non-refundable) — two tickets per ID.