Paul Samuelson

1915 - 2009

Paul Samuelson

Paul Anthony Samuelson (May 15, 1915 – December 13, 2009) was an American economist. The first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, the Swedish Royal Academies stated, when awarding the prize in 1970, 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 considered him to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century".Samuelson was likely the most influential economist of the later 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Samuelson has received more than 771,410 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Paul Samuelson ranks 19 out of 288Before him are Ludwig von Mises, Frédéric Passy, François Quesnay, Philip Kotler, Henri Fayol, and John Law. After him are Jean-Baptiste Say, Amartya Sen, Barack Obama Sr., Herbert A. Simon, Gunnar Myrdal, and Simon Kuznets.

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Among people born in 1915, Paul Samuelson ranks 14Before him are Moshe Dayan, David Rockefeller, Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, Yitzhak Shamir, and Eli Wallach. After him are Hu Yaobang, Billie Holiday, Jerome Bruner, Joachim Peiper, Fred Hoyle, and Saul Bellow. Among people deceased in 2009, Paul Samuelson ranks 7Before him are Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Aage Bohr, and Pina Bausch. After him are David Carradine, Roh Moo-hyun, Corazon Aquino, Ted Kennedy, Maurice Jarre, and Les Paul.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Samuelson ranks 289 out of 12,171Before him are Napoleon Hill (1883), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Burt Lancaster (1913), Claude Shannon (1916), Spencer Tracy (1900), and Marvin Gaye (1939). After him are Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Arthur Compton (1892), William Howard Taft (1857), Tim Cook (1960), Andrew Johnson (1808), and James A. Garfield (1831).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

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), Michael Porter (1947), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Gary Becker (1930), James Tobin (1918), Irving Fisher (1867), Thorstein Veblen (1857), and W. Edwards Deming (1900).