A Biography of Paul Krugman: Contributions to Geography and Trade
FEP Working Papers, 600, 1-15
19 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2017 Last revised: 13 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 10, 2018
This work consists of a short biographical survey on the academic life and work of the American economist Paul Robin Krugman. It seeks to shed light on his mains contributions to economic theory, mainly those due to which he was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008. His legacy in academia can be assessed through the recognition of his work in the identification of international trade patterns and the explanation on why spatial imbalances in the distribution of economic activities arise in an increasingly globalized economy. Through these contributions to trade theory and economic geography, Krugman is often credited as being one of the pioneering researchers in the New Trade Theory and the founding father of the New Economic Geography.
Keywords: Paul Krugman, New Trade Theory, New Economic Geography
JEL Classification: R10, R12, R23
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