The prize committee cited Mr. Krugman for his “analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.”
Mr. Krugman, 55, is probably more widely known for his Op-Ed columns in which he has been a perpetual thorn in President Bush’s (and now John McCain’s) side. His columns have won him both strong supporters and ardent critics.
The prize, however, was awarded for the academic — and less political — research that he conducted primarily before he began writing regularly for The Times.
No, he didn’t get it for his political work.
I said this before about Paul Krugman:
Krugman would never do that – he is like a saint – a secular version of Dorothy Day.
I hope Alan Guth wins a Nobel Prize in -]Economics/-] Physics for discovering a form of hyperinflation which occured during the beginning of the universe in a few years.