Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman


Paul Krugman is an American economist and currently professor of economics at Graduate Center of the City University of New York. born on February 28, 1953, In New York, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of David and Anita Krugman. He belongs to a Jewish family.

Personal Life:

He married twice. First, He married Robin L. Bergman, a designer. Second, He married Robin Wells. Together, Krugman and his wife have collaborated on many economics textbooks.


He started his school education at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore. In 1974, He had received B.A from the Yale University. In 1977, He had completed his Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  


Krugman had become an assistant professor at Yale University in September 1977. In 1979, He had joined the faculty of MIT. From 1982 to 1983, Krugman had spent a year working at the Reagan White House as a staff member of the Council of Economic Advisers. In 1984, He had rejoined MIT as a full professor. Krugman had also taught at Stanford, Yale, and the London School of Economics. Krugman had also been important in the field of global finance. As a graduate student, Krugman had visited the Federal Reserve Board, Where Stephen Salant and Dale Henderson had been completing their discussion paper on speculative attacks in the gold market.

Krugman is also the writer or editor of 20 books and over 200 professional journal articles, many of them on international trade and finance. In recognition of his work, He had received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, an award given every two years to the top economist under the age of 40. In addition, Krugman’s reputation extends well beyond the U.S. The Asia Times recently called him the Mick Jagger of political – economic punditry” The Economist said he is the most celebrated economist of his generation”.

Paul Krugman

Unknown Facts:

  • His real name is Paul Robin Krugman.

Master Stroke:

  • He called one of the most influential academic thinkers in the nation.


  • He had generated controversy by blaming on his New York Times blog former U.S. President George W. Bush and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani of racing after the attacks.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1991, He received the John Bates Clark Medal.
  • In 2008, Krugman had been awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Paul Krugman, Do your work calmly. Always ready to learn something new.

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