Paul A. Samuelson (1915–2009)

  title={Paul A. Samuelson (1915–2009)},
  author={Robert M. Solow},
  pages={282 - 282}
  • R. Solow
  • Published 15 January 2010
  • Economics
  • Science
A major figure in international economics laid the foundation for modern economics and transformed the atmosphere of economic study. The death of Paul A. Samuelson last month signals the end of an era in economics in two separate but related ways. First, as a precocious undergraduate at the University of Chicago and then as a graduate student and Junior Fellow at Harvard University, he found economics to be a discursive, almost ruminative, discipline, even though its basic observables—prices…