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MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - Great Ideas Change the World

In Memoriam 

Paul Anthony Samuelson
Nobel laureate and transformative economist
May 15, 1915 – December 13, 2009
 

"Good questions outrank easy answers." 
       — Paul A. Samuelson


 
from MIT News
"In a career that spanned seven decades, [Samuelson] transformed his field, influenced millions of students, and turned MIT into an economics powerhouse.

from the New York Times

"The first American Nobel laureate in economics, the foremost academic economist of the 20th century...  In receiving the Nobel Prize in 1970, Mr. Samuelson was credited with transforming his discipline from one that ruminates about economic issues to one that solves problems, answering questions about cause and effect with mathematical rigor and clarity."  
 

Nobel-winning Economist Paul A. Samuelson dies at age 94
by Greg Frost, MIT News

Paul A. Samuelson, Economist, Dies at 94, Obituary
by Michael M. Weinstein, New York Times

Remembering Paul Samuelson, Real Time Economics
by Wall Street Journal staff

Economist Samuelson, Nobel Laureate, dead at 94
by Mark Feeney and Jeannie Nuss, The Boston Globe

Paul Samuelson, R.I.P.
by Paul Krugman, New York Times

Paul Samuelson, Seminal Economist, Dead At 94
by Frank James, NPR.com

Remembering Samuelson, Who Forever Fused Economics with Math
by Edward L. Glaeser, WSJ.com

'Titan of Economics' - Nobel Prize-Winning Theorist Revolutionized the Field
by Justin Lahard and Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ.com

Reflections from Paul A. Samuelson
On the growth of the MIT Department of Economics: remarks on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences