141 an interview with paul a samuelson, 2003 142 an enjoyable life puzzling over modern finance theory, 2009 2 quotes about paul samuelson 21 michael szenberg, ten ways to know paul a samuelson (2006) i tell no secret when i repeat that fame and reputation are much a matter of luck and chance. This is the second part of my interview with paul samuelson i posted part one yesterday part two is what's the secret well, i'll tell you luck my female genealogy is very favorable my aunts and so forth all lived into their 90s my male genealogy was deplorable and for the first 35 years of my life there. Samuelson left his share of loose ends reflections on his role in commodities corp may be among them a good thing, therefore, that in the meantime we have “paul samuelson's secret,” chapter three in more money than god: hedge funds and the making of a new elite, sebastian mallaby's very. Nobel laureate paul samuelson (1915-2009) was one of the most influential economists of the twentieth century he is considered the leading figure in the formal development of the neoclassical synthesis which bridges the keynsian perspective of macroeconomics with neoclassical theories the results of this work.
Most famous quote: i don't care who writes a nation's laws, if i can write its economics textbooks secret to a long life: quit smoking in the 1970s (when all other professors were still chain smokers) continued to play tennis well into his 80s life-time opponent (and friend): milton friedman, anti-keynesian and defender of.
James poterba, former head of mit's department of economics, noted that by his book, samuelson leaves an immense legacy, as a researcher and a teacher, as one of the giants on whose shoulders every contemporary economist stands in 1996 he was awarded the national medal of science,.
That is why basic economics textbooks are enormously influential one, in particular, has been extraordinarily so: paul samuelson's “economics”, first published in 1948, has taught at least two generations of americans (and many others) all they know about the subject as well as influence, textbooks can. In the fall of 1996, i arranged to interview paul samuelson in his office at mit for an article i was writing on the state of economics, which is available online to subscribers at the allotted time, 12:00 if i remember rightly, there was no sign of samuelson, who was then eighty-one a few minutes went by. The first part of the conversation is mostly economic history -- the rise and fall ( and rise) of keynes, the influence of milton friedman, and the era of alan netanyahu unveil secret information that supposedly proved that iran is deceiving the world about its nuclear-weapons program, i had a flashback.
The second branch is orientated more toward basic theoretical research, without any immediate aims of statistical, empirical confrontation it is in this latter area that professor paul samuelson, massachusetts institute of technology, usa, has made his great contributions, and for which he has now been awarded the prize in. He spent his career at mit where he was instrumental in turning its department of economics into a world-renowned institution by attracting other noted economists to join the faculty, including robert m solow, franco modigliani, robert c merton, joseph e stiglitz, and paul krugman, all of whom went on to win nobel.