Foundations of Economic Analysis by Paul Samuelson (First Edition)

Samuelson, Paul Anthony. Foundations of Economic Analysis (First Edition). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good+. Tight and Square Binding. Clean Pages and Covers. Foxing to endpapers. Contemporary owner’s name – (economist) Philip E. Taylor – on ffep. Moderate foxing to edges of textblock. Only slight wear. Light sunning to spine. The nicest copy available. One of the greatest economic texts of the 20th Century. Samuelson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1970 for this book. The New York Times considered him to be the “foremost academic economist of the 20th century” More than anyone else he bears responsibility for the mathematical bent of economics in the late 20th century… His doctoral dissertation is regarded by most economists as providing the mathematical foundations for contemporary economics… In all his professional work, Samuelson sought to provide mathematical underpinnings for economic ideas, believing that economic theory without formalizations was unsystematic and unclear. [Samuelson] is one of the two or three best-known and most respected economists during the last half of the 20th century. (Pressman, Fifty Major Economists, 162-63,166). [This title] was meant to be exactly as ambitious as it sounds, and the book s impact on the profession has largely justified it… For the first time in a book in English on economic principles, the mathematics, instead of being relegated to an appendix, provided the skeleton of the argument… Fifty years after it was written, the Foundations (together with Hicks Value and Capital) is still one of the most inspiring classics of general equilibrium economics (Niehans, History of Economic Theory, 423). Inventory # 13258

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