Paul Solman

Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow, Political Economy
Correspondent, The PBS NewsHour

Paul Solman teaches in Yale’s Programme in Grand Strategy, the Warrior-Scholar Programme, and the Young Global Scholars Programme. He has also served as a business, economics, and occasional art correspondent for The PBS NewsHour since 1985. He has written numerous articles for publications including the Journal Economic Education, Forbes, and Mother Jones.

Solman began his career in business journalism as a Nieman Fellow, through which he studied at Harvard Business School and served as a reporter at WGBH-TV Boston. He later co-created and served as executive editor for PBS’s business documentary series ENTERPRISE. His 1983 book, Life and Death on the Corporate Battlefield appeared in English, Japanese, German, and Taiwanese versions. In addition, he co-created and introduced Morrie: In His Own Words with Morrie Schwartz (of Tuesdays with Morrie fame). He also wrote and edited a video series, Discovering Economics with Paul Solman as a complement to McGraw-Hill’s introductory economics textbooks. He is the founder of the website Making Sen$e.

Solman’s work has been awarded with several Emmys, two Peabody Awards, and a Loeb Award for reporting in China. He was also named a member of TV Guide’s television news all-time “Dream Team.”

Solman received a B.A. from Brandeis University. He wrote for The Justice newspaper at Brandeis, and later for the Boston weekly The Real Paper. He has taught media, finance, and business history at Harvard Business School and lectured on many college campuses, including West Point. He currently teaches at Yale and serves as Richman Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis University. He delivered the keynote address at the 2013 New England Political Science Convention.