I remember that a few years ago (five or so), I was in the ENS library, perusing Mark Blaug’s Who’s Who in Economics, randomly searching for various economists and reading the related entries. I was mainly looking for contemporary French economists, because I was interested in knowing who were those who gained recognition among the international economics’ profession. Jean-Jacques Laffont, a professor from Toulouse who is now deceased, was among them. But apart from that French thing, one fact stroke me at the time: Paul Krugman was not in the book.
Any explanation for that ?