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Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist , Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University , Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics , and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times . [ 7 ] [ 8 ] In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography . According to the prize Committee, the prize was given for Krugman's work explaining the patterns of international trade and the geographic concentration of wealth, by examining the effects of economies of scale and of consumer preferences for diverse goods and services. Krugman is known in academia for his work on international economics (including trade theory, economic geography, and international finance), [ 10 ] [ 11 ] liquidity traps , and currency crises. Paul Krugman in Wikipedia
Paul Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as a columnist on the Op-Ed Page and continues as professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977.