Robin Wells

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Wells at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival.

Robin Elizabeth Wells (born 1959),[1] an American economist. She is the co-author of several economics texts.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Wells received her BA from the University of Chicago and her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.[3] After obtaining her PhD degree in economics from UC Berkeley, Wells obtained a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has taught or done research at the University of Michigan, the University of Southampton, Stanford University, MIT, and Princeton University.

Wells is the co-author of several economics books with her husband, economist Paul Krugman, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, that rank in the top selling economics textbooks used in U.S. colleges today. For The Occupy Handbook, Wells served as guest editor as well as contributing an original article. She is a frequent writer for The Guardian online, has published articles in economics journals, and blogged for The Huffington Post. With her husband, she has co-authored both articles and book reviews for The New York Review of Books. Wells teaches Forrest Yoga in Princeton, New Jersey.


  • Economics: European Edition (Spring 2007), Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, and Kathryn Graddy. ISBN 0-7167-9956-1
  • Macroeconomics (February 2006), Paul Krugman and Robin Wells. ISBN 0-7167-6763-5
  • Economics (December 2005), Paul Krugman and Robin Wells. ISBN 1-57259-150-1
  • Microeconomics (March 2004), Paul Krugman and Robin Wells. ISBN 0-7167-5997-7
  • The Occupy Handbook (April 2012), edited by Janet Byrne. ISBN 0-3162-2021-3


  1. ^ Larissa MacFarquhar (1 March 2010). "The Deflationist: How Paul Krugman found politics". The New Yorker. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  2. ^ The Guardian: Robin Wells
  3. ^ Economics, 1st Edition by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Worth Publishers; 1st edition (December 28, 2005)

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