Paul Solman is a journalist who has specialized in economics since the 1970s. He has been the business and economics correspondent for the PBS NewsHour since 1985, with occasional forays into art reporting.
He began his career in business journalism as a Nieman Fellow, studying at the Harvard Business School. A graduate of Brandeis University (1966), he was the founding editor of the alternative Boston weekly The Real Paper in 1972. He was the East Coast Editor of Mother Jones Magazine in the late 1970s. He has won eight Emmy’s, two Peabody’s, and a Loeb award. Solman also taught at the Harvard Business School from 1985-1987.
In 2007, he became a faculty member at Yale University’s International Security Studies program, teaching in its "Grand Strategy" course. He has also lectured for many years at the Yale Young Global Scholars program, the Warrior-Scholar program at Yale, West Point, and was the Richman Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis in 2011. He has also taught economics at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut, where he founded the Yale@Gateway speaker series.
His latest book, a collaboration with economist Laurence Kotlikoff and author Philip Moeller, is Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security (Simon and Schuster, 2015).