Paul Samuelson

1915 - 2009

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Paul Anthony Samuelson (May 15, 1915 – December 13, 2009) was an American economist, who was the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. When awarding the prize in 1970, the Swedish Royal Academies stated that he "has done more than any other contemporary economist to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory". Economic historian Randall E. Parker has called him the "Father of Modern Economics", and The New York Times considers him to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century".Samuelson was likely the most influential economist of the later half of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Samuelson has received more than 1,010,500 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Paul Samuelson is the 17th most popular economist (up from 19th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from United States (down from 289th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Economist.

Paul Samuelson is most famous for his work in economic theory. He was the first person to win the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1970.

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Among economists, Paul Samuelson ranks 17 out of 315Before him are Alfred Marshall, François Quesnay, Hjalmar Schacht, Ludwig von Mises, John Law, and Philip Kotler. After him are Jean-Baptiste Say, Henri Fayol, Barack Obama Sr., Herbert A. Simon, Amartya Sen, and Frédéric Passy.

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Among people born in 1915, Paul Samuelson ranks 13Before him are Roland Barthes, Vasily Zaitsev, Moshe Dayan, Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, and Eli Wallach. After him are Yitzhak Shamir, Jerome Bruner, Sviatoslav Richter, Paul Tibbets, Joachim Peiper, and Saul Bellow. Among people deceased in 2009, Paul Samuelson ranks 6Before him are Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, and Pina Bausch. After him are David Carradine, Roh Moo-hyun, Aage Bohr, Millvina Dean, Maurice Jarre, and Farrah Fawcett.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Samuelson ranks 290 out of 15,968Before him are Man Ray (1890), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Eli Wallach (1915), Fred Astaire (1899), Jack Ruby (1911), and Christopher Walken (1943). After him are George Herbert Mead (1863), Audie Murphy (1925), William Henry Harrison (1773), Ed Gein (1906), William G. Morgan (1870), and John Ford (1894).

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Among economists born in United States, Paul Samuelson ranks 3Before him are Milton Friedman (1912) and Philip Kotler (1931). After him are Herbert A. Simon (1916), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Michael Porter (1947), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Gary Becker (1930), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and James Tobin (1918).