Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

By Bloomberg Markets - 2012-09-05T07:58:26Z

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Paul Krugman

Professor, Princeton University.

The Nobel laureate is pounding the table to argue that governments should be supporting the global economy. Krugman, 59, bemoans the austerity he sees everywhere, not just in the euro zone but also as U.S. state and local governments shrink.