Paul Krugman was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in trade patterns.
Who is Paul Krugman?
If you didn’t know the answer to this question, then I am with you.
I searched around the web for some material about him and by him and was disappointed by the repetitive quoting and re-quoting of the associated press release. In other words, there isn’t much original writing about Krugman in the mass media.
But if we can possibly get to know someone through their writing then perhaps reading Krugman’s op ed columns on economics may help.
In A can’t-do government, Krugman asks questions about the Katrina, and FEMA disasters.
“Before 9/11 the Federal Emergency Management Agency listed the three most likely catastrophic disasters facing America: a terrorist attack on New York, a major earthquake in San Francisco and a hurricane strike on New Orleans. “The New Orleans hurricane scenario,” The Houston Chronicle wrote in December 2001, “may be the deadliest of all.” It described a potential catastrophe very much like the one now happening.” 
 – The New York Times
 The New York Times – A can’t do government
Related elsewhere on the Web
National Public Radio: Globalization theories win American Nobel prize
Mahalo is a human-edited search engine. They crawl the web looking for quality search results: Here is their search results page for Paul Krugman
Forbes.com: Paul Krugman, Nobel. This commentary by Arvind Panagariya provides details on his economic theories.
Charlie Rose (Video): Charlie Rose interviews Paul Krugman on the topic of american health care. (12/23/2007)
Book by Krugman: The Conscience of a Liberal – Worldcat (world library catalog)