GREAT BARRINGTON >> Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, will address graduates at the 47th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock, The Early College, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21.
The ceremony is free and open to the public; priority seating given to the families of graduates.
Krugman was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory.
During the Reagan administration, he worked at the White House as the senior international economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Krugman, who has long-standing ties to Simon's Rock and Great Barrington, said, "It's a great privilege to speak here on this occasion. Simon's Rock lets students — who are our future — get started on their own future early, and it's a wonderful thing."
A Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, Krugman is also a centenary professor at the London School of Economics.
He is best known for his op-ed column in The New York Times.