Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in Economics

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Gary S. Becker


Gary Becker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Gary Stanley Becker (2 December 1930 - 3 May 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. ..."


2 Dec 1930, Gary Stanley Becker, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania


3 May 2014, in Chicago

Awards Received

1992 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, granted by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes autobrography, prize lecture and banquet speech


Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
President, 1990-92, Mont Pelerin Society


The Becker-Posner Blog, by Gary Becker
Written jointly with Judge Richard A. Posner


Interview with Gary Becker, by Gary Becker, The Region, Jun 2002
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Banking and Policy Issues Magazine
"The present Social Security system is a mixture of an annuity and redistribution system. The redistribution system discourages many people from working at older ages when they are healthy enough and would want to continue working. Social Security gives them an incentive not to work because they are taxed so heavily on their earnings."
Related Topic: Social Security Tax