The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes
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The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes

Edited by Robert W. Dimand and Harald Hagemann

The most influential and controversial economist of the twentieth century, John Maynard Keynes was the leading founder of modern macroeconomics, and was also an important historical figure as a critic of the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War I and an architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system after World War II. This comprehensive Companion elucidates his contributions, his significance, his historical context and his continuing legacy.
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Chapter 71: Paul Anthony Samuelson

Roger E. Backhouse


Paul Anthony Samuelson (1915–2009) is widely recognized as one of the leading Keynesian economists in the decades after the Second World War, working alongside his MIT colleagues Robert Solow and Franco Modigliani. He helped develop the Keynesian theory in the 1940s; he helped propagate the theory through his textbook, Economics: An Introductory Analysis; with Robert Solow he popularized the idea of the Phillips curve; and he was one of the main advisers to the Kennedy administration.

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