Last updated on: 9/18/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul Krugman, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Let’s face it: a large part of our political class, including essentially the entire G.O.P., is deeply invested in an energy sector dominated by fossil fuels, and actively hostile to alternatives. This political class will do everything it can to ensure subsidies for the extraction and use of fossil fuels, directly with taxpayers’ money and indirectly by letting the industry off the hook for environmental costs, while ridiculing technologies like solar.

So what you need to know is that nothing you hear from these people is true. Fracking is not a dream come true; solar is now cost-effective. Here comes the sun, if we’re willing to let it in.”

“Here Comes the Sun,” New York Times, Nov. 6, 2011

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Emeritus Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2015-present
  • Distinguished Professor of Economics, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), 2015-present
  • Core Faculty, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, CUNY, 2015-present
  • Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times, 1999-present
  • Senior Scholar, LIS Cross-National Data Center, Luxembourg
  • Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2000-2015
  • Centenary Professor, London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1979-2012
  • Recipient, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2008
  • Former Ford International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Former Professor, Yale University and Stanford University
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), 1992
  • Staff Member, Council of Economic Advisers, Reagan White House, 1982-1983
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1977
  • BA, Economics, summa cum laude, Yale University, 1974
Other:
  • Twitter: @paulkrugman
  • Recipient, Doctor of Human Letters honoris causa, Haverford College, 2004
  • Recipient, Fundacion Principe de Asturias (Spain), Prince of Asturias Awards in Social Sciences, 2004
  • Recipient, Columnist of the Year, Editor and Publisher, 2002
  • Recipient, H.C. Recktenwald Prize in Economics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), 2000
  • Recipient, Doctor honoris causa in Economics, Free University of Berlin (Germany), 1998
  • Recipient, Adam Smith Award, National Association for Business Economics, 1995
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), 1992
  • Recipient, John Bates Clark Medal, American Economic Association, 1991
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