The Swedes may not like our novelists and poets but apparently our economists (and Op-eders) are great. Reuters is reporting that New York Times columnist and Princeton professor Paul Krugman has been awarded the 2008 Nobel prize for economics. The $1.4 million prize “recognised Krugman’s formulation of a new theory to answer questions driving world-wide urbanisation.”
He has thereby integrated the previously disparate research fields of international trade and economic geography.
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