Robert M. Solow
Nobel laureate in Economics, 1987
Institute Professor, emeritus
Professor of Economics, emeritus

Robert Solow is an MIT Institute Professor emeritus and one of the world’s leading economic theorists. In addition to having received honorary degrees from 20 international universities, Professor Solow is the recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for his contributions to the theory of capital and economic growth. Professor Solow’s government service includes positions as senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers and member of the President’s Commission on Income Maintenance.

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Military experience in Europe during World War II.
  • Efforts to revamp MIT’s Department of Economics during the 1940s–1950s.
  • Insights on the strong relationships that exist within economics.
  • Reflections on the academic contributions he made to the field of economics.
  • Role on President Kennedy’s Council of Economic Advisers.
  • Overview of the changes the Institute experienced since the 1940s.