The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
has decided to award the
Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in
Memory of Alfred Nobel
Princeton, NJ, USA
"for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity"
The Undercover Economist covers Krugman here, Marginal Revolution here, Greg Mankiw here, the Mises Economics Blog here, Peter Boettke here, Oxonomics here.
Update: More comments: from Russ Roberts here, Peter J. Boettke again here, Robert Higgs here, Justin Fox here, Justin Wolfers here, Peter Klein here, Arnold Kling here and here, Bryan Caplan here, Johan Norberg here, Will Wilkinson here, Edward L. Glaeser here.
More updates: More comments by Michael F. Cannon here, Sallie James here. James makes a good point
I have my concerns with Prof. Krugman’s later work and his tendency to allow his political views to trump economic good sense. As the Economist [$] wrote in 2003 “A glance through his past columns reveals a growing tendency to attribute all the world’s ills to George Bush…Even his economics is sometimes stretched…” He is generally considered to be a big-government liberal. But the prize was not awarded for his NYT columns or his opinions on economic or foreign policy.Alex Tabarrok here.