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November 4, 2005


NEW YORK, November 4, 2005 – Paul Krugman, economist, author and columnist for The New York Times, will talk to students at The City College of New York (CCNY) about his career and journalism, 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, in Room 250, Shepard Hall.

“A Conversation with Paul Krugman” is presented by CCNY’s Simon H. Rifkind Center for the Humanities & the Arts, the College’s Journalism Program, the Media & Communication Arts Department’s Picker Center and the Political Science Department.

Mr. Krugman has been a columnist on The New York Times’ Op-Ed page since 1999 and is a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University.  He is also the Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics.  Mr. Krugman previously taught at Yale University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), where he was Ford International Professor of Economics.  He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977.

Called “the most important political columnist in America” by the Washington Monthly and “the most celebrated economist of his generation” by The Economist, Mr. Krugman was named columnist of the year for 2002 by Editor and Publisher.  He won the 2004 Asturias Award given by the King of Spain, often called the European Pulitzer.

A recognized expert on international trade and finance, he is one of the founders of the “new trade theory,” a major rethinking of the theory of international trade.  In recognition of that work, the American Economic Association awarded him its John Bates Clark medal in 1991.  Mr. Krugman's current academic research is focused on economic and currency crises.

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Group of Thirty.  He has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and the European Commission, as well as to a number of countries including Portugal and the Philippines.

Mr. Krugman is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers published in professional journals and edited volumes. His most recent book is the paperback edition of his hardcover bestseller THE GREAT UNRAVELING: Losing Our Way in the New Century, a collection of his New York Times columns and other writings.