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Paul Krugman
Born (1953-02-28) February 28, 1953 (age 63)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Institution City University of New York
Princeton University
London School of Economics
Field International economics
School or
Keynesian economics
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yale University
Rudiger Dornbusch
Influences Avinash Dixit
John Hicks
John Maynard Keynes
Paul Samuelson
Joseph Stiglitz
Contributions International trade theory
New trade theory
New economic geography
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (1991)
Princess of Asturias Awards (2004)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2008)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Social Security is a social insurance program – it is not designed to be the same thing as a 401(k).
Paul Krugman
I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild as health reform finally became law.
Paul Krugman
The real danger with debt is what happens if lots of people decide, or are forced, to pay it off at the same time.
Paul Krugman
We know that advanced economies with stable governments that borrow in their own currency are capable of running up very high levels of debt without crisis.
Paul Krugman
The problem isn't that people don't understand how good things are. It's that they know, from personal experience, that things really aren't that good.
Paul Krugman
I think so long as fossil fuels are cheap, people will use them and it will postpone a movement towards new technologies.
Paul Krugman
The great thing about fiscal policy is that it has a direct impact and doesn't require you to bind the hands of future policymakers.
Paul Krugman
Debt is one person's liability, but another person's asset.
But Wall Street people are in fact very smart; they're funny, they're not company men who work their way up the chain.
Paul Krugman
The science fiction world has a lot of people doing seriously imaginative thinking.
Paul Krugman
I don't think I've had any great success in predicting politics or social change, nor have I really tried.
Paul Krugman
I have friends, political scientists, sociologists, who all share an interest at least in certain kinds of science fiction.
Paul Krugman
As I've often said, you can shop online and find whatever you're looking for, but bookstores are where you find what you weren't looking for.
Paul Krugman