By George R. Feiwel (auth.), George R. Feiwel (eds.)
This isn't really a festschrift, yet a learn of the prodigious Samuelson phe nomenon, his history-making contributions to and impression at the econom ics of our age, and the complex, frequently complicated, and divergent developments in sleek economics - all intensely debatable matters that might be argued, scrutinized, and periodically reassessed via economists of varied strands and traditions for future years, for, as Samuelson wrote of Pigou, "immortality does have its cost. " A student with such an out status physique of contributions "must anticipate different males to swarm approximately it" (1966, p. 1233), topic it to scholarly scrutiny, and problem it. even though Paul Samuelson used to be sixty five on might 15, 1980 (and our greatest needs exit to him for lengthy lifestyles and persevered enrichment of economics), this can be neither a birthday celebration nor a meeting of in basic terms the nice Fairies, for, as he himself has acknowledged of Marx, "a nice pupil merits the praise of being judged heavily" and significantly (1972, p. 268). in response to the rule of thumb of Roman legislation, audiatur et altera pars, i've got invited consultant students of greatly divergent perceptions to supply their serious review of the "age of Samuelson. " whereas the reaction was once customarily pleasurable, a few students have been not able to fulfill the cut-off date, ix x PREFACE and with a lot compunction i've got needed to extend my very own essays to partially fill the gaps.
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