Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times Paul Krugman delivers the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture. He will speak on “What’s the Matter with Economics?”
The Philip Gamble Memorial Lectureship Endowment was established by Israel Rogosa '42 and other family and friends in memory of Philip Gamble, a member of the economics faculty from 1935-71 and chair of the department from 1942 to 1965. The fund supports an annual lecture series featuring a prominent economist.
Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as an op-ed columnist, and his column is currently published every Monday and Friday. He is also a distinguished professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where he is a fellow at the Stone Center for the Study of Socioeconomic Inequality.
In 2008, Krugman received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory.
The author or editor of 27 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes, his professional reputation rests largely on work in international trade and finance. Krugman is one of the founders of the “new trade theory,” a major rethinking of the theory of international trade, and in recognition of that work, in 1991 the American Economic Association awarded him its John Bates Clark medal.
Krugman has also written extensively for a number of other general-audience publications, including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review and Scientific American.
Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. Professor emeritus of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, he has also taught at Yale, Stanford and MIT, where he was the Ford International Professor of Economics.