Economist Professor Paul Krugman receives James Joyce Award from UCD Literary & Historical Society

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Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times op-ed columnist, Professor Paul Krugman has received the James Joyce Award from UCD Literary & Historical Society.

“This award recognises Professor Krugman’s outstanding contribution to our modern understanding of complex economic theories. As one of the world’s leading economists, his work as an Op-Ed columnist with the New York Times has so often explained in clear and concise terms the economic issues that affect us all, which is critically important, especially in these times of global economic uncertainty,” said Alex Owens, Auditor of UCD Literary and Historical Society, University College Dublin.

Professor Krugman received his BA from Yale University in 1974 and his PhD from MIT in 1977. He has taught at YaleMIT andStanford. At MIT he became the Ford International Professor of Economics. He is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. He 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.

Professor Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2008 for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.

The UCD Literary and Historical Society’s James Joyce Award is named after the University College Dublin alumni and author of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. It is presented by the UCD Literary and Historical Society to those who have achieved outstanding success in their given field.

Previous recipients of the UCD James Joyce Award include: Hollywood comedian and actor, Will Ferrell;  Nobel Laureate and poet, Seamus Heaney; Satanic Verses author, Salman Rushdie; Harry Potter author, JK Rowling; world leading intellectual and political activist, Professor Noam Chomsky; music producer and arranger, the man known as the Fifth Beatle, Sir George Martin; and The Who front man and legendary rock star, Roger Daltrey.


Original article posted January 14, 2014 on www.ucd.ie by UCD University Relations

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