The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008
Born: 28 February 1953, New York, NY, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Prize motivation: "for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity"
Field: international and regional economics
Contribution: Integrated the previously disparate research fields into a new, international trade and economic geography.