American Experience
A Brilliant Madness: American Nobel Economists
Robert M. Solow
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Solow taught undergraduate courses at MIT for 47 years. He received a 1987 Nobel for his work on the theory of economic growth. A child of the Depression and a soldier in World War II, Solow was a Keynesian with strong views of the desirability for government leadership in the economic sphere. On receiving the prize he said, "If this is what it means to be famous, I want to go back to being just plain old Professor Solow..."


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