Paul Anthony Samuelson

Roger E. Backhouse*

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Paul Anthony Samuelson (1915-2009) is widely recognized as one of the leading Keynesian economists in the decades after the Second World War, working alongside his MIT colleagues Robert Solow and Franco Modigliani. He helped develop the Keynesian theory in the 1940s; he helped propagate the theory through his textbook, Economics: An Introductory Analysis; with Robert Solow he popularized the idea of the Phillips curve; and he was one of the main advisers to the Kennedy administration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781788118569
ISBN (Print)9781847200082
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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