Paul A. Samuelson is professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of hundreds of articles and the books Foundations of Economic Analysis and Economics: An Introductory Analysis, the best-selling economics textbook of all time. Professor Samuelson has served as an economic consultant to the RAND Corporation, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, and President John F. Kennedy. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the British Academy, a member and past president of the American Economic Association, and a fellow, council member, and past vice president of the Economic Society. Professor Samuelson is a recipient of the David A. Wells Prize and the John Bates Clark Medal. He holds a BA from Chicago University and an MA and PhD from Harvard University.
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