[People] Paul Krugman

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Hi folks, this is Frank.

Frank’s pick this week is ‘Paul Krugman’, one of the most famous and popular economists of this generation.

Probably many of you have already read his books or even a paragraph of his column at New York Times. Or, some of you may have found his name on your textbook-cover for international economy classes at college.

His many publications themselves actually explain who he is, but I will tell you  his job. He is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and,  an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

As the Economist magazine says, he has been ‘the most celebrated economist’  since he received  the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for 2008. The prize was given for his excellent job explaining the patterns of international trade  and the geographic concentration of wealth, by examining the impact of economies of scale and of consumer preferences for diverse goods and services. If interested more in his arguments and opinions, read his publications. The most recent one is ‘End this Depression Now’. It seems that it urges you ‘read this book NOW’ !

One more interesting thing about him? 

He is living with his wife and two cats in Princeton, US 🙂

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