Additional Information on Paul Krugman

Additional Information on Paul Krugman


* In addition to his professorial and literary pursuits, Paul Krugman is a fellowat the Econometric Society, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Group of Thirty — a private, nonprofit, international body composed of senior representatives of the private and public sectors and academia who seek to “deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues.”

* Moreover, Krugman has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and several countries including Portugal and the Philippines.

* In April 2014 the New York Post reported that, starting in the 2015-16 academic year, the Luxembourg Income Study [LIS] Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) would be paying Krugman $225,000 annually to serve as a “distinguished scholar”—and that Krugman would not be required to teach any courses during that initial year. Said CUNY in a letter to Krugman: “As a distinguished professor in the Ph.D. program in economics, your nine-month salary will be $225,000. During year one (2015-2016), you will not be expected to teach or supervise students. Instead, you will be asked to contribute to our build-up of LIS and the inequality initiative and to play a modest role in our public events.” The letter then indicated that in year two and thereafter, Krugman would be expected to teach one seminar per year. The CUNY deal also provided Krugman with a graduate assistant, an annual research/travel fund of $10,000, and up to $10,000 in moving expenses.

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