Krugman has written or edited many many books. Most are, of course, the usual arcane texts, but the ones that have put him in 'Who's Who' are his Economics for Everyman type books. Here is a list, with links to their sales pages in Amazon. Links to all editions of each book are provided along with dates published, although only a picture of the most recent edition is shown. Synopsi are taken either from the Amazon review or the back cover.

The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (Paperback Edition, September 8, 2009)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, December 1, 2008; Kindle Edition, November 9, 2008

Audiobook (Unabridged): CD, December 12, 2008; Download (, December 23, 2008; Download (iTunes), 2008

"In 1999, in The Return of Depression Economics, Paul Krugman surveyed the economic crises that had swept across Asia and Latin America, and pointed out that those crises were a warning for all of us: like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression were making a comeback. In the years that followed, as Wall Street boomed and financial wheeler-dealers made vast profits, the international crises of the 1990s faded from memory. But now depression economics has come to America: when the great housing bubble of the mid-2000s burst, the U.S. financial system proved as vulnerable as those of developing countries caught up in earlier crises and a replay of the 1930s seems all too possible. In this new, greatly updated edition of The Return of Depression Economics, Krugman shows how the failure of regulation to keep pace with an increasingly out-of-control financial system set the United States, and the world as a whole, up for the greatest financial crisis since the 1930s. He also lays out the steps that must be taken to contain the crisis, and turn around a world economy sliding into a deep recession. Brilliantly crafted in Krugman's trademark style--lucid, lively, and supremely informed--this new edition of The Return of Depression Economics will become an instant cornerstone of the debate over how to respond to the crisis. "

Krugman/Wells: Economics (2nd Edition, February 28, 2009)

Other Editions of Economics: 2nd Edition (Kindle), February 8, 2010; 1st Edition (European paperback), April 6, 2007; 1st Edition, December 28, 2005

Microeconomics: 2nd Edition, September 25, 2008; 1st Edition, October 22, 2004

Macroeconomics: 2nd Edition, February 28, 2009; 1st Edition, December 15, 2005

Essentials of Economics: 1st Edition, December 27, 2007

Study Guide for Microeconomics: 2nd Edition, November 25, 2008; 1st Edition, January 4, 2005

Study Guide for Macroeconomics: 2nd Edition, May 15, 2009; 1st Edition, February 15, 2006

"Krugman/Wells takes a story-driven approach that focuses on real-world economics at work. The book offers the hallmark clarity and engaging writing style that distinguish Paul Krugman’s work, from his best-selling international economics text to his New York Times best-sellers."

"The same unique voice that made Paul Krugman a widely read economist is evident on every page of Economics. The product of the partnership of coauthors Krugman and Robin Wells, the book returns in a new edition. The new edition is informed and informative, solidly grounded in economic fundamentals yet focused on the realities of today's world and the lives of students. It maintains the signature Krugman/Wells story-driven approach while incorporating organizational changes, new content and features, and new media and supplements."

Original blurb from Paul Krugman's Princeton webpage in 2002, before publication of Economics: "Coming attraction: No, not Attack of the Clones. Krugman/Wells, the principles textbook, is moving closer to physical reality - sufficiently so that the publisher has established a  website . This, by the way, is how I spend most of my time these days. The current state of affairs is that the micro chapters exist in something quite close to final form; the macro chapters are much rawer. ETA for the actual books is now Dec. 03."

The Conscience of a Liberal (Paperback Edition, January 12, 2009)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, October 1, 2007; Kindle Edition, January 12, 2009; Kindle Edition, November 5, 2007

Audiobook (Unabridged): CD, October 2, 2007; Download (, September 24, 2007; Download (iTunes), 2007

"With this major new volume, Paul Krugman, "the heir apparent to Galbraith" (Alan Blinder) and, today's most widely read economist, studies the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created his finest book to date, a work that weaves together a nuanced account of three generations of history with sharp political, social, and economic analysis. This book, written with Krugman's trademark ability to explain complex issues simply, will transform the debate about American social policy in much the same way as did John Kenneth Galbraith's deeply influential book, The Affluent Society."

International Economics: Theory and Policy (8th Edition, April 28, 2008)

Other Editions: 7th Edition, July 12, 2006; 6th Edition, July, 2002; 5th Edition, October, 1999; 4th Edition, January, 1997; 3rd Edition, February, 1994; 2nd Edition, January, 1991; 1st Edition (Unknown binding), 1987

"International Economics, the best-selling textbook in the field, is written by two of the world's preeminent economists. Both the real trade portion of the book and the monetary portion are divided into a core of chapters focused on theory, followed by chapters applying the theory major policy questions, past and current. International Economics presents an integrated treatment of Ricardian, specific factors, factor endowments, and imperfect competition models of trade, along with in-depth analysis of empirical evidence. It covers the effects and causes of trade policy, including strategic trade policy, focusing on the income-distribution effects of trade. The book provides a unified model of open-economy macroeconomics based on an asset-market approach to exchange rate determination with a central role for expectations. The new edition contains updated coverage of the euro and of the causes and likely effects of economic and monetary union (EMU) in Europe. It also features an up-to-date treatment of developing countries' experiences in an all-new Chapter 22. The chapter focuses on long-run income convergence, disinflation and exchange rate regimes, recent crises in Latin America, Russia, and Asia, and reform of the international financial 'architecture.'"

The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Paperback Edition -- Updated and Expanded, August, 2004)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, September, 2003; U.K. Edition, September 25, 2003; Kindle Edition, December 1, 2008

Audiobook: Cassette (Abridged), September 16, 2003; CD (Unabridged), September 16, 2003

"A galvanizing new work from America's leading economic critic—a book that will set the terms of the political debate for years to come. No one has more authority to call the shots the way they really are than Paul Krugman, whose provocative New York Times columns are keenly followed by millions. One of the world's most respected economists, Krugman has been named America's most important columnist by the Washington Monthly and columnist of the year by Editor and Publisher magazine. In this long-awaited work containing Krugman's most influential columns along with new commentary, he chronicles how the boom economy unraveled: how exuberance gave way to pessimism, how the age of corporate heroes gave way to corporate scandals, how fiscal responsibility collapsed. From his account of the secret history of the California energy crisis to his devastating dissections of dishonesty in the Bush administration, Krugman tells the uncomfortable truth about how the United States lost its way. And he gives us the road map we will need to follow if we are to get the country back on track."

Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan (Hardcover Edition, May 4, 2001)

Other Editions: Kindle Edition, May 4, 2001

Audiobook (Unabridged): Download (, 2001; Download (iTunes), 2001

"Wielding his widely recognized powers of explanation, Paul Krugman lays bare the hidden facts behind the $2 trillion tax cut. With huge budget surpluses just ahead, the question of whether to cut taxes has shifted to when? and by how much? With Fuzzy Math, Paul Krugman dissects the Bush tax proposal and shows us who wins, who loses, and how quickly the tax cuts will consume the surplus. Always the equal-opportunity critic when it comes to faulty economics, Krugman also tucks into the Democratic alternatives to the Bush plan. This little book packs a big wallop. Together with major media appearances, it puts Krugman's wisdom and steely-eyed analysis firmly at the center of the debate about how to spend upwards of $2 trillion. It may very well change the course of history."

The Return of Depression Economics (Paperback Edition, May 15, 2000)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, May, 1999

"Surely the Great Depression could never happen again. Or could it? One of the world's top economists gives us a sobering tour of the global economic crises of the last two years. Today, the terrible tragedy of the Great Depression looks gratuitous and unnecessary: Our economists and policy makers simply have gained too many tools, too much experience since then. It could never happen again. Or could it? Over the course of the last two years, six Asian economies have experienced an economic slump that bears an eerie resemblance to the Great Depression. Russia, once a military superpower but today an economic midget, defaulted on its debt in 1998, an event that, halfway around the world, drove Brazilian interest rates through the roof and terrified the US bond market. Some of the brightest financiers in the world, working for Long-Term Capital Corporation, thought they had the market licked only to find themselves in a jam that had all the makings of the over-leveraged positions that caused the 1929 stock market crash. Then, in January of 1999, it was Brazil's turn, with a financial crisis and currency devaluation that is still playing itself out. Paul Krugman, who "writes better than any economist since John Maynard Keynes" according to Fortune magazine, recounts these events and more: he points out that they raise significant questions for which economists may not have answers."

The Accidental Theorist (Paperback Edition, April 1, 1999)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, May, 1998; Kindle Edition, February 18, 2010

"When economics and ideology mix, the results often sound plausible, but in fact can be terribly wrong and lead to ill-conceived and sometimes dangerous economic policy. For several years, Paul Krugman, author of The Accidental Theorist and one of the most celebrated economists of the '90s, has been punching holes in fashionable ideas such as the logic of supply-side economics and the evils of globalization. The Accidental Theorist is a collection of Krugman's best published and unpublished essays that cover everything from the Asian financial crisis to inflation in America."

The Age of Diminished Expectations (Third Edition Paperback, August 8, 1997)

Other Editions: 3rd Edition Hardcover, August 8, 1997; 2nd Edition Paperback (link unknown); 2nd Edition Hardcover, January 26, 1994; 1st Edition Paperback, March 1992; 1st Edition Hardcover, September, 1990

"Paul Krugman's popular guide to the economic landscape of the 1990s has been revised and updated to take into account economic developments of the past three years. New material includes a new chapter on how risky behavior can lead to disaster, an evaluation of the Fed's role in reining in economic growth, a look at the collapse of the Peso and Japan, the Deficit, and three possible scenarios for the American economy over the next decade.

Pop Internationalism (Paperback Edition, February 7, 1997)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, April, 1996; Kindle Edition, February 29, 1996

"A collection of essays about international trade seems destined to be a snoozer, but Paul Krugman, an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, somehow manages to write about an arcane subject in a lively manner that is actually entertaining. Krugman contends that many who are famed as experts on world trade actually misunderstand the subject completely, and he provides a startling commentary on some notables, from Lester Thurow to Ross Perot. Yet Krugman comes not merely to destroy; a reader can gain from his essays some real insight into economics, not to mention which economic commentators know their stuff. "

The Self-Organizing Economy (Hardcover Edition, April 18, 1996)

Other Editions: Paperback Edition, January, 1996

The book . . . is . . . a piece of serious popular science writing; the author tries to be engaging and clear but is not afraid to use a little mathematics. Krugman's exuberance in describing his work helps get the reader over the rough spots. As a set of lectures aimed at people with backgrounds in economics, it also includes some technical sections that would be hard going for the uninitiated. Fortunately, these can be skipped with little loss of meaning.

. . . Krugman's general approach seems . . . plausible . . . for developing a general understanding of self-organization and complexity, for two reasons. First, he is willing to suppose that there is more than one process going on in the world, as shown by his instability and growth models. It really does seem absurd to suppose that the power law for word-use frequencies in English is generated by the same kind of process that determines earthquakes. SOC, order from instability, and Simon-style growth models appear to be independent explanations for power-law regularities. Second, Krugman starts with a more grounded understanding of the phenomena he studies, so that he knows better what features of reality are lost when he simplifies things in his models.

Peddling Prosperity, (Paperback Edition, April 17, 1995)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, March, 1994

"The past twenty years have been an era of economic disappointment in the U.S. They have also been a time of intense economic debate, as rival ideologies contend for policy influence. But strange things have happened to economic ideas on their way to power--they've been hijacked by policy entrepreneurs who offer easy answers to hard problems.

These next ones are a bit more technical-

The Spatial Economy (Paperback Edition, September 1, 2001)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, July 2, 1999

"Since 1990 there has been a renaissance of theoretical and empirical work on the spatial aspects of the economy--that is, where economic activity occurs and why. Using new tools--in particular, modeling techniques developed to analyze industrial organization, international trade, and economic growth--this "new economic geography" has emerged as one of the most exciting areas of contemporary economics."

"The authors show how seemingly disparate models reflect a few basic themes, and in so doing they develop a common "grammar" for discussing a variety of issues. They show how a common approach that emphasizes the three-way interaction among increasing returns, transportation costs, and the movement of productive factors can be applied to a wide range of issues in urban, regional, and international economics. This book is the first to provide a sound and unified explanation of the existence of large economic agglomerations at various spatial scales."

Development, Geography, and Economic Theory (Ohlin Lectures, No 6) (Paperback Edition, August 1, 1997)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, September 15, 1995

"Why do certain ideas gain currency in economics while others fall by the wayside? Paul Krugman argues that the unwillingness of mainstream economists to think about what they could not formalize led them to ignore ideas that turn out, in retrospect, to have been very good ones.

"Krugman examines the course of economic geography and development theory to shed light on the nature of economic inquiry. He traces how development theory lost its initial influence after it became clear that many of the theory's main insights could not be clearly modeled, and concludes with a commentary on areas where further inquiry looks most promising."

Currencies and Crisis (Paperback Edition, February 23, 1995)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, June 11, 1992

"Currencies and Crises brings together Paul Krugman's work on international monetary economics from the late 1970s to the present, in an effort to make sense of a turbulent period that, in Krugman's words, "involved one surprise after another, most of them unpleasant." The eleven essays cover such key areas as the role of exchange rates in balance-of-payments adjustment policy, the role of speculation in the functioning of exchange-rate regimes, third world debt, and the construction of an international monetary system."

Rethinking International Trade (Paperback Edition, March 29, 1994)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, April, 1990

"Over the past decade a small group of economists has challenged traditional wisdom about international trade. Rethinking International Trade provides a coherent account of this research program and traces the key steps in an exciting new trade theory that offers, among other possibilities, new arguments against free trade. Krugman's introduction is a valuable guide to research that has delved anew into the causes of international trade and reopened basic questions about the international pattern of specialization, the effects of protectionism, and what constitutes an optimal trade policy. In the four sections that follow, he takes a revisionary look at the causes of international trade, and discusses growth and the role of history, technological change and trade, and strategic trade policy."

Geography and Trade (Gaston Eyskens Lecture) (Paperback Edition, November 13, 1992)

Other Editions: Hardcover Edition, August, 1991

"Economic theory usually assumes away distance. Krugman argues that it is time to put it back--that the location of production in space is a key issue both within and between nations."

Exchange-Rate Instability (Lionel Robbins Lectures)
Exchange Rate Targets and Currency Bands
Market Structure and Foreign Trade : Increasing Returns, Imperfect Competition, and the International Economy
Trade With Japan : Has the Door Opened Wider?
EMU and the Regions
Trade Policy and Market Structure
Has the Adjustment Process Worked?
What Do We Need to Know About the International Monetary System?
Adjustment in the World Economy