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In Memory of Paul Samuelson (1915-2009)

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The Barcelona GSE community remembers Scientific Council member Prof. Paul Samuelson (MIT), who passed away at the age of 94 on December 13, 2009.

Prof. Samuelson has been one of the contemporary economists who contributed the most to increase the level of scientific analysis in economic theory, which made him the first American recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Throughout his career, which spanned six decades, he consistently produced research of outstanding quality. Many of his findings have shaped the way modern economists do their work. Among his hundreds of publications is the book Economics: An Introductory Analysis (1948), which has long been a cornerstone of economic higher education.

In addition to his research and teaching roles at MIT and his numerous memberships, fellowships, and advisory roles in both the public and private sectors, Prof. Samuelson served on the Barcelona GSE Scientific Council since its inception. It has been an honor to count Prof. Samuelson among the founding members of the School’s Scientific Council. He will continue to guide the Barcelona GSE as a truly remarkable example of excellence.

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