Más adelante espero escribir un post más personal, mientras tanto aquí les dejo algunas de las reacciones a esta designación:
"A funny thing happened to me this morning …"
3) Por acá un artículo de Ed Glaeser titulado "Honoring Paul Krugman" en donde hace una breve síntesis y explicación de las contribuciones de Krugman a los temas de Comercio y Geografía Económica. Este artículo es particularmente valioso tomando en consideración que Ed Glaeser es una autoridad precisamente en este último tema. Ed también hace un balance interesante sobre la percepción pública de Krugman como intelectual y Krugman como economista:
"In his public role, Paul Krugman is often a polarizing figure, loved by millions but also intensely disliked by his political opponents. I still chuckle over an old New Yorker cartoon with one plutocrat saying to another that he gets some satisfaction from the fact that his vote will cancel out the vote of Paul Krugman. Within the less divided world of the academy, Mr. Krugman’s economic research has generated plenty of light, but far less heat. His papers are universally acknowledged to be immense contributions that helped to create two distinct fields. His Nobel Prize is extremely well deserved and not unexpected."4) Más acá pueden ver el comentario de Dani Rodrik titulado "Four cheers for Paul Krugman":
Three of them for having won (highly deservedly) the Nobel prize and one for having been a beacon of light and guidance during the latest crisis. Many would have thought that his increasingly public role--and contempt for everything Republican--in recent years had diminished his chances, but the committee made the right choice. Paul's contributions to international economics are legion. His ability to cut to the heart of the matter with just a couple of equations is unparalleled in the profession."
Por cierto que Rodrik también menciona porque debió de haber sospechado que Krugman y no Baghwati ganarían el siguiente Nobel en el área de Comercio Internacional.
5) Matthew Yglesias escribe lo siguiente:
Meanwhile, Krugman has become known to a wide audience as a left-of-center newspaper columnist. The fact that he’s a credentialed economist has always been well-known, but the point that he’s actually a really well-regarded economist is not all that well-understood. But a Nobel Prize is something people understand. It doesn’t make his political pronouncements the word of God, of course, and there are Nobel Prize winning economists on the right as well. But it does underscore the fact that very many people who really and truly know what they’re talking about think the progressive approach to economic and social policy is the way to go.