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Nobel laureate Krugman to speak on global economic crisis

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m. McCosh 50

Princeton economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman will present a lecture titled "The Return of Depression Economics?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in McCosh 50.

Krugman's lecture will be based on his new book, "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008." A book signing will follow the talk.

Krugman, a professor in the Department of Economics and in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs since 2000, was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in economics for his research on international trade patterns that overturned longheld theories about the global economy.

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.

Krugman is the author or editor of dozens of books and several hundred articles, primarily about international trade and international finance. His works include the bestsellers "The Great Unraveling" (2003) and "The Conscience of a Liberal" (2007).

The lecture also will be simulcast in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event is sponsored by the Wilson School.

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