BirthdayDecember 2, 1930
BirthplacePottsville, USA

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  1. About Gary Becker

    Full name: Gary Becker
    Also known as: Gary Becker, Gary Stanley Becker, Becker, Gary Stanley, Becker, Gary
    Education: Princeton University
    Professions: American economist
    Work: Conversations with History: Interview with Gary Becker

  2. Gary Becker Known for

    The Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman (2007), Nova (1974), Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002), Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years (2010)

  3. Gary Becker Death information

    Died: Saturday, 3rd of May, 2014 (Age: 83)

  4. Gary Becker Biography

    Gary Stanley Becker (December 2, 1930 – May 3, 2014) was an American economist. He was professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago and at the Booth School of Business. He made important contributions to the family economics branch of economics. Neoclassical analysis of family within the family economics is also called new home economics.He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992 and received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. He was a Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson senior fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, located at Stanford University.Becker was one of the first economists to branch into what were traditionally considered topics belonging to sociology, including racial discrimination, crime, family organization, and drug addiction (see rational addiction). He was known for arguing that many different types of human behavior can be seen as rational and utility maximizing. His approach included altruistic behavior by defining individuals' utility appropriately. He was also among the foremost exponents of the study of human capital. Becker was also credited with the "rotten kid theorem."

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