A picture taken from the TV screen at the Royal Swedish Academy showing undated file picture of the 2008 Nobel Economy sciences laureate 2008 Paul Krugman in Stockholm October 13, 2008. US economist Paul Krugman, a prolific New York Times columnist and fierce critic of Washington's economic policies, won the Nobel Economics Prize for his "analysis of trade patterns," the Nobel jury said. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP via Getty Images)