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Paul Samuelson's Legacy

Avinash Dixit ()

Annual Review of Economics, 2012, vol. 4, issue 1, 1-31

Abstract: 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 and celebrate his legacy.

Keywords: constrained maximization; comparative statics; Heckscher-Ohlin theory; overlapping generations model; option pricing; neoclassical synthesis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B2 B3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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