The economist Jagdish Bhagwati was born in 1934 in Bombay. In 2000 he became an economic adviser to the United Nations on globalization issues and in 2001 adviser to the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He is a member of the academic advisory board of Human Rights Watch (Asia). Bhagwati drew attention in 2004 when he published the book In Defense of Globalization. His discussion of arguments made by critics of globalization was very well received in the business community.
The presenter, Paul R. Krugman, an American professor of economics at Princeton University and holder of an honorary doctorate from Freie Universität Berlin (1998), is considered to be the founder of the new economic geography. In 2008 he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He is a widely published nonfiction author, and in the United States, particularly well known through his columns in The New York Times.
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