Paul Krugman

Reinhart and Rogoff Call Krugman's Behavior 'Spectacularly Uncivil'

The Keynesian professor has been critical of Reinhart and Rogoff's errors in their study on debt and GDP


It's more like a mixed martial arts brawl than an economic discussion.

Two Harvard academics are accusing Paul Krugman of "spectacularly uncivil" behavior, and The New York Times columnist is punching back.

Harvard's Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff finally lashed out at Krugman after enduing his relentless criticism of errors in a paper the duo wrote linking high debt to low GDP growth. That paper, which had become influential in GOP circles and in Europe, had mathematical mistakes that were discovered by a University of Massachusetts graduate student last month.