1933 – 2011
Who was Warren Samuels?
Warren Joseph Samuels was an American economist and historian of economic thought. He received a BBA from University of Miami, Miami, FL and obtained his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin–Madison. After holding academic posts in the University of Missouri, Georgia State University, Atlanta, and University of Miami, he was appointed Professor of Economics in Michigan State University in 1968, where he stayed until his retirement in 1998.
Warren Samuels made contributions to the history of economic thought and the methodology of economics. His work was inspired primarily by his "interest in generating greater clarity as to the economic role of government both in the history of economic thought and in contemporary economics". He described himself as "a self-professed institutionalist."
Samuels received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University. He was a founding member of the History of Economics Society, recipient of the Veblen-Commons Award from the Association for Evolutionary Economics and longtime editor of its Journal of Economic Issues.
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