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Reflections on Paul Samuelson

The great Paul Samuelson passed away last weekend at the age of 94, and several economists have now written about his life and work. Paul Krugman highlights eight of Samuelson’s “seminal insights,” while Avinash Dixit reflects on his research, writing and teaching. Dixit writes, “He took numerous principles of economics that were hidden in obscure verbiage by previous generations, and reformulated them with crystal clarity in the language of mathematics. In the process he always found new results, many of which launched new fields, or revolutions in stagnant fields.” [%comments]