Paul Samuelson

Paul Samuelson

Paul Anthony Samuelson (May 15, 1915December 13, 2009) was an American economist. He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.


  • What good does it do a black youth to know that an employer must pay him $2 an hour if the fact that he must be paid that amount is what keeps him from getting a job?
    • Economics (1970 edition), p. 372
  • Economics never was a dismal science. I should be a realistic science.
    • Samuelson, Paul Anthony; Puttaswamaiah, K. (2002). Paul Samuelson and the Foundations of Modern Economics. p. 10. 

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