About the Author
Nobel Prizewinning economist Paul R. Krugman
is a professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and is a regular op-ed columnist for the New York Times
. He received his BA from Yale University and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After working on the White House Council of Economic Advisors from 19821983, Krugman earned the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal for his work on the new trade theory in 1991. In addition to Princeton, Krugman has taught at Yale, MIT, and Stanford. His Nobel Prize, awarded in 2008, recognizes his work in international trade patterns and economic geography.
is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also the director of CIDER, the Center for International and Development Economics Research. He is on the advisory board of the Journal of Monetary Economics
and the editorial boards of International Economic Review
and Review of International Economics.
He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania; his MA from Kings College at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK; and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to his current position at UC Berkeley, Obstfeld has taught at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.