Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Paul Krugman wins the Nobel Prize

When Paul Krugman won the Nobel prize, the front page article of the New York Times carried this paragraph:

“Much of his popular work is disgraceful,” said Daniel Klein, a professor of economics at George Mason University, who this year wrote a comprehensive review of Mr. Krugman’s body of Times columns. “He totally omits all these major issues where the economics conclusion goes against the feel-good Democratic Party ethos, which I think he’s really tended to pander to especially since writing for The New York Times.”

The NYT refers to the comprehensive review published in Econ Journal Watch, and linked directly to the article.