The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008
Interview with the 2008 Laureate in Economics Paul Krugman, 6 December 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
The 2008 Laureate in Economics discusses how science fiction made him become an economist (4:44), what makes a good modeller in economics (11:14), the love of his life in academic work (13:59), his move into journalism (18:12), and his lack of political ambitions (24:01).
The 2008 Nobel Laureates met at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on 9 December 2008 for the traditional round-table discussion and TV programme 'Nobel Minds'. The programme was hosted by BBC presenter Sarah Montague. The Laureates discussed, among other things, their own achievements, the worldwide financial crisis, and what research they think is needed most right now.
Telephone interview with Paul Krugman recorded immediately after the announcement of the 2008 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 13 October 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
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