Paul Krugman wins the Nobel prize for Economics

Paul Krugman has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008 for his work in the analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.

The Nobel site includes a press release, academic scientific background information and information for the layman on his work.

The Nobel site features information on previous winners of the prize in Economics, including video interviews and videos of the prize lectures (Krugman will deliver his lecture in December).

Krugman is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, where he specialises in international trade / finance, urban economics and the study of Japan.

Krugman is perhaps best known outside of Economics circles as a columnist / blogger for the New York Times at The Conscience of a Liberal, where his writings on public policy are widely read.

Krugman spoke as part of the Authors@Google series late last year.

The Unofficial Paul Krugman Archive contains details of his older writings, while users may be interested in some of his writings that are available via EconPapers, although many more papers cite or analyse his work.

Intute: Social Sciences features more Internet resources on the topic of Economics.