Paul Krugman Wins Economics Nobel
By Catherine Rampell
Paul Krugman, a professor at Princeton University and an Op-Ed page columnist for The New York Times, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday.
“It’s been an extremely weird day, but weird in a positive way,” Mr. Krugman said in an interview on his way to a Washington meeting for the Group of 30, an international body from the public and private sectors that discusses international economics. He said he was mostly “preoccupied with the hassles” of trying to make all his scheduled meetings today and answer a constantly ringing cell phone.Mr. Krugman received the award for his work on international trade and economic geography. In particular, the prize committee lauded his work for “having shown the effects of economies of scale on trade patterns and on the location of economic activity.” ...........
of course i especially like the fact he's a critic of king george (easy way to win my heart)
Bush critic Krugman wins Nobel Economics Prize
by Nina Larson
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - US economist Paul Krugman, a fierce critic of President George W. Bush's handling of the global financial crisis, on Monday won the 2008 Nobel Economics Prize.
The 55-year-old Princeton University professor, and a New York Times columnist, has worked intensely on the impact of free trade and globalisation, as well as the driving forces behind urbanisation, the Nobel citation said.
The financial turmoil, which has sent shares crashing, has cast a shadow over this year's prize and after his triumph, Krugman said he was "extremely terrified" by the crisis, Sweden's TT news agency reported...........