Paul Krugman – Visiting Professor 2014

Paul Krugman was the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor of Business and Development 2014 in association with Oxford University’s Green Templeton College and the Department of Economics. We are now proud to see Professor Krugman return as our Distinguished Sanjaya Lall Fellow in 2015.

krugman-220Paul 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. 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), liquidity traps, and currency crises. Krugman is ranked among the most influential economic thinkers in the US.

As of 2008, Krugman has written 20 books and has published over 200 scholarly articles in professional journals and edited volumes. He has also written more than 750 columns on economic and political issues for The New York Times, Fortune and Slate.

As a commentator, Krugman has written on a wide range of economic issues including income distribution, taxation, macroeconomics and international economics. Krugman considers himself a liberal, calling one of his books and his New York Times blog The Conscience of a Liberal. His popular commentary has attracted considerable comment, both positive and negative.


Secular Stagnation

Professor Paul Krugman, Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor, leads a panel discussion on whether the world’s economy is facing ‘secular stagnation’ 5 years after the credit crunch. May 2014, Green Templeton College, Oxford. Duration 1:12:09.