Paul Krugman is a professor in the Department of Economics and in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Over the last 30 years, he has contributed to numerous academic journals as well as to the public discourse on economics and as an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of over 20 bestselling books and has written more than 200 papers and articles for various professional journal volumes and newspapers. He is acclaimed in the field of economics for insights into international trade patterns that overturned long-held theories about the global economy. In 2008, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics and was recognized for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.