Paul Samuelson

Master of Modern Economics

  • Robert A. Cord
  • Richard G. Anderson
  • William A. Barnett

Part of the Remaking Economics: Eminent Post-War Economists book series (EPWE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Richard G. Anderson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Samuelson’s Contribution to Economics: Methodology and Mathematics

  4. Samuelson’s Contribution to Economics: Microeconomics and Finance

  5. Samuelson’s Contribution to Economics: Macroeconomics, International Trade and Development

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 571-594

About this book


A significant part of economics as we know it today is the outcome of battles that took place in the post-war years between Keynesians and monetarists. In the US, the focus of these battles was often between the neo-Keynesians at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Chicago monetarists. The undisputed leader of the MIT Keynesians was Paul A. Samuelson, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century and arguably of all time. Samuelson’s output covered a vast number of subjects within economics, the quality of these
often pioneering contributions unmatched in the modern era.

The volume focuses both on how Samuelson’s work has been developed by others and on how that work fits into subsequent developments in the various fields of speciality within which Samuelson operated.


Keynesian Economics monetarists Chicago School of Economics Neoclassical economics Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics 1970 Neoclassical synthesis National Medal of Science in 1996 Revealed preference theory Utility theory Paul Samuelson Demand theory for households and firms Welfare economics Growth theory Game theory Stochastic process theory Mathematical biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Cord
    • 1
  • Richard G. Anderson
    • 2
  • William A. Barnett
    • 3
  1. 1.LondonUK
  2. 2.Center for Economics and the EnvironmentLindenwood UniversitySt. CharlesUSA
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56811-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56812-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6632
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6640
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