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Paul Samuelson Dead at 94

2009 December 13
by Phil Miller

This is not sports-related, but it’s certainly economics-related. Paul Samuelson, the great liberal economist and Nobel laureate, has passed away at the age of 94.

Economist Paul Samuelson, who won a Nobel prize for his effort to bring mathematical analysis into economics, helped shape tax policy in the Kennedy administration and wrote a textbook read by millions of college students, died Sunday. He was 94.

Samuelson, who taught for decades at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died at his home in Belmont, Mass., the school said in a statement announcing his death.

The man may be gone, but the discipline he helped shape will live on.

Via King Banaian

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