Those interested in studying real economics may want to take note of the following news:

Paul Krugman, a Nobel-prize winning economist who has used his New York Times column to champion greater government action to stimulate growth and create jobs, is leaving Princeton University for the City University of New York.

He will join the faculty of the Graduate Center as a professor in the Ph.D. program in economics and become a scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center, Krugman wrote today in his column for the New York Times. CUNY also released a statement on Krugman’s appointment.

“More and more of my work has focused on issues of income inequality,” Krugman, 61, wrote. “Nobody does more important work producing the hard data on which all of this work relies than the Luxembourg Income Study.”

Krugman’s appointment as a distinguished scholar will be effective in July 2014 and his faculty appointment in August 2015, CUNY said. He will continue writing his biweekly column and blog, “The Conscience of a Liberal.”

Krugman has been a professor at Princeton’s Department of Economics and in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs since 2000, according to the Ivy League school in New Jersey.

The economist said his move to CUNY is in no way a commentary on Princeton, which he said “has been a wonderful place for me professionally and personally.” He called both its public policy school and economics department “superb.”