First Edition of The Samuelson Sampler; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning Economist Paul A. Samuelson
The Samuelson Sampler.
Samuelson, Paul A.$850.00
Item Number: 2261
Glen Ridge, New Jersey: Thomas Horton and Company, 1973.
First edition of this collection of writings by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original blue cloth. In very good condition. Signed and dated by Paul Samuelson on the title page.
Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson's many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).