Krugman was raised on Long Island and educated at MIT. He has written and edited 18 books and written countless op-ed pieces for The New York Times, Fortune, and Slate.com to name a few. In 1991 he was awarded the biannual John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association for achievement by an Economist under 40. He has taught at Stanford, MIT and Princeton and worked for the Council of Economic Advisors and the World Bank. His most recent book, The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (2003), immediately hit number 4 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and this spring he published Principles of Economics (2004), a textbook coauthored with Robin Wells.
Paul Krugman's lecture is the tenth annual McKenna Lecture on International Trade and Economics funded by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation and presented at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Dinner reservations are for CMC persons only. The lecture at 6:45 p.m. is open for all.