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Public lecture, book signing by School's Paul Krugman, Oct. 21

Oct 21, 2009 (All day)
Open to the Public

Paul Krugman, a Nobel laureate in economics and a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will present a public talk titled, "The Return of Depression Economics?" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, in McCosh Hall, room 50 on the Princeton University campus. A book signing will immediately follow the talk.

Krugman was awarded the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. In announcing the award, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences noted "By having shown the effects of economies of scale on trade patterns and on the location of economic activity, his ideas have given rise to an extensive reorientation of the research on these issues."

In addition to teaching and conducting research at Princeton, Krugman is a well-known columnist for The New York Times and one of the country's foremost liberal commentators on economic, political and policy issues, including the current crisis in the world's financial markets.

The author or editor of dozens of books and several hundred articles, primarily about international trade and international finance, Krugman is also nationally known for his monthly columns in Fortune Magazine and Slate. His most recent book is "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008." He was the Ford International Professor of International Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. He was the recipient of the 1991 John Bates Clark Medal, an award given every two years by the American Economic Association to an economist under 40.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and is free and open to the public.

Paul Krugman, professor in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Economics and New York Times columnist talks about his book: `The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008`