Paul Samuelson's Legacy

  title={Paul Samuelson's Legacy},
  author={Avinash Dixit},
  journal={Annual Review of Economics},
  • A. Dixit
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Economics
  • Annual Review of Economics
Paul Samuelson is probably the most important economist of the second half of the twentieth century. His research publications; his introductory textbook; his articles on topical questions of economic policy; and his interactions with numerous students, colleagues, policy makers, and the wider public have all contributed to fundamental changes in economics as a science and as a profession. This article attempts to give a brief overview of his career spanning eight decades and to recapitulate… 

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