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One Small Step for Man: Paul Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Economics

  • Bruce Elmslie
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    Paul Krugman was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics 'for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity' ( This article assesses the importance of Krugman's contributions to both the state of our knowledge and methodology as a profession. The focus of the article is on Krugman's contributions to trade theory beginning with Krugman (1979a). This article had a major direct impact on the direction of research on international trade while also containing the seeds of his work 12 years later on economic geography.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Review of Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 1-17

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:revpoe:v:22:y:2010:i:1:p:1-17
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