Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149741
Authors: 
Weintraub, E. Roy
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2015-14
Abstract: 
In this review essay of Medema's and Waterman's collection of some of Samuelson's writings in the history of economics, the author argues that Samuelson's claim to have written "Whig History" is spurious. Moreover the author argues that Samuelson's own writings on modern economics are , whether explicit or not, profoundly autobiographical. Samuelson, in constructing a literature ostensibly about c ontemporary economics, was simultaneously constructing a literature in which he and contemporary economics could be jointly considered and appraised.
Subjects: 
Paul A. Samuelson
historiography
Whig History
aut obiography
history of economics
JEL: 
B2
D5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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