Pearson Author, Princeton Professor Paul Krugman Awarded Nobel Prize for Economics

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Pearson Congratulates Author Paul Krugman

All of us at Pearson extend our sincere congratulations to Professor Krugman for his extraordinary achievement

Pearson author and Princeton University Professor Paul Krugman has been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. Professor Krugman was recognized for his new theory that analyzes the impact of free trade and globalization.    

"All of us at Pearson extend our sincere congratulations to Professor Krugman for his extraordinary achievement," said Will Ethridge, CEO of Pearson's North American education businesses. "Professor Krugman is one of the world's finest economic scholars and in this age of economic uncertainty, his acclaimed voice is sought out even more for guidance and reason. We are honored to work with Professor Krugman and applaud his significant contributions to the field of global economics."

Professor Krugman's textbook, International Economics: Theory and Policy, co-authored with Maurice Obstfeld, sets the standard for international economics courses with the text that remains the market leader in the U.S. and around the world.

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