Paul Krugman
#185 Overall Influence

Paul Krugman

American economist

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

Paul Krugman is one of the most highly respected and well-known economists in the world. He is a professor emeritus of the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, a distinguished professor of the Graduate Center Economics Ph.D program and scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center, both at City University of New York.

Krugman’s work in examining international trade patterns and the global distribution of economic activity and resources was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2008. His academic work has focused on economic geography, international finance and trade, and currency fluctuations. As a columnist for The New York Times, he has written countless articles on nearly every imaginable economics topic, including taxation, income distribution, and liquidity traps. He is credited with pioneering a new trade theory and a new economic geography through his work.

A favorite among peers in his field, a 2011 survey named Krugman that year’s favorite living economist under the age of 60. He has also been the recipient of the James Joyce Award, the EPI Distinguished Economist Award, and the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary.

Krugman continues to write, commentate, and critique for various news outlets, and is widely credited for his gift for masterfully explaining complex economic concepts to the general public.

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Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?
University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Graduate Center, CUNY
Graduate Center, CUNY

Doctoral-granting institution of the City University of New York in New York City, US

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • End This Depression Now!
  • Peddling Prosperity
  • The Occupy Handbook
  • The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
  • The Great Unraveling
  • The Conscience of a Liberal

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#8 World Rank #3 USA Rank
Economics
#176 World Rank #126 USA Rank
Communications