Each Thursday, the LAPA fellows meet to discuss current work of a LAPA fellow, Princeton faculty member, or invited guest. It is one of the ways that fellows get to see what is going on at Princeton, and it is one of the ways that Princeton faculty get to meet the LAPA fellows. Attendance at the lunch is by invitation only.
Paul Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as a columnist on the Op-Ed Page and continues as professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. His professional reputation rests largely on work in international trade and finance; he is one of the founders of the "new trade theory," a major rethinking of the theory of international trade. In recognition of that work, in 1991 the American Economic Association awarded him its John Bates Clark medal, a prize given every two years to "that economist under forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic knowledge." Krugman's current academic research is focused on economic and currency crises. For more information about Paul Krugman, see his profile at the NYT.