Sunday, December 13, 2009

Paul Samuelson passes away

Paul Samuelson, the father of modern economics, passed away. Here is the NYTimes obit. Samuelson is clearly the most influential economist of the last century, even including Keynes. While the Keynes may have made a revolution, Samuelson made contributions to so many basic areas of economics that it is hard to enumerate them all. Clearly, he could have won several additional Nobel Prizes if these were given for specific contributions rather than lifetime achievements in the early days.

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