NY Times Columnist To Speak At BU

For Immediate Release

November 28, 2005

BLOOMSBURG— The New York Times’ op-ed section is filled with his thoughts every Monday and Friday. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students and the public will be able to hear him speak.

Paul Krugman will discuss “Will There be a Dollar Crisis?” at 1 p.m. in Centennial Hall room 218 in a program that is open to the public, free of charge. In the speech, Krugman will talk about the fall of the dollar, and whether it will be an abrupt fall or a plunge. He also will question the effects that a dollar plunge would have, either just an embarrassment or a cause of major macroeconomic problems. The research contains five parts, centered on investor shortsightedness, analysis of the dollar plunge and directions to look for research.

Krugman has been writing for the NY Times since 1999 and has been a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University since 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his doctorial degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Krugman has also taught at Yale University, MIT and Stanford University.

In 1991, Krugman was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to an American economist under age 40 who has made a significant contribution to economic knowledge. He is known for his work in international trade and finance and was one of the founders of the “new trade theory.” The theory was a major rethinking in international trade.

He has written or edited more than 20 books and published more than 200 articles in professional journals. Some articles published in the Harvard Business Review can also be seen in the Accidental Theorist. Krugman’s affiliations range from the National Bureau of Economic Research, Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Krugman’s honors and awards go beyond the John Bates Clark Medal to the Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing and the Adam Smith Award, the highest honor by the American Association of Private Enterprise Education.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.