“Seven weeks have gone by since it became known that I had won this Prize. During that time I have been asked how to solve the economic problems of the United States, Norway, Sweden, the Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, China, Japan, and Korea.”

Robert Solow, Banquet Speech upon Accepting the Nobel Prize in Economics “for his contributions to the theory of economic growth“, Stockholm, 1987.