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NBER Reporter: 2008 Number 4

NBER Researcher Won Nobel Prize in Economics


Krugman
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    NBER Research Associate Paul Krugman of Princeton University won 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. Krugman has been affiliated with the NBER since 1979 and is a member of the Programs on International Trade and Investment and International Finance and Macroeconomics. The Prize Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences summarized his contributions as "deepen[ing] our understanding of the determinants of trade and the location of economic activity. His seminal papers ...were instrumental to the development of the new trade theory … and inspired the new approach to economic geography."

    Krugman joins a long list of current and past NBER affiliates who have received the Prize, including: Edward C. Prescott and Finn Kydland, 2004; Robert F. Engle, 2003; George Akerlof and Joseph E. Stiglitz (shared with Michael Spence), 2001; James J. Heckman and Daniel L. McFadden, 2000; Robert C. Merton and Myron S. Scholes, 1997; Robert E. Lucas, Jr., 1995; Robert W. Fogel, 1993; Gary S. Becker, 1992; and the late George J. Stigler, 1982, Theodore W. Schultz, 1979, Milton Friedman, 1976, and Simon Kuznets, 1971.

 
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