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Gary S. Becker, 1930-2014

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Economist at Chicago.

Becker won the Nobel memorial prize in 1992.



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Major Works of Gary S. Becker

  • "Classical Monetary Theory: The outcome of the discussion", with W.J. Baumol, 1952, Economica.
  • "A Statistical Illusion in Judging Keynesian Models", with M. Friedman, 1957, JPE
  • The Economics of Discrimination, 1957.
  • "Competition and Democracy", 1958, JLawE
  • "Union Restrictions on Entry", 1959, in Bradley, editor, Public Stake in Union Power
  • "An Economic Analysis of Fertility", 1960, in Coale et al. Demographic and Economic Change in Developed Countries
  • "Irrational Behavior and Economic Theory", 1962, JPE
  • "Investment in Human Capital: A theoretical analysis", 1962, JPE
  • Human Capital, 1964.
  • "The Theory of the Allocation of Time", 1965, EJ
  • Human Capital and Personal Distribution of Income: An analytical approach, 1967.
  • "Crime and Punishment: An economic approach", 1968, JPE
  • Economic Theory, 1971.
  • "Market Insurance, Self-Insurance and Self-Protection", with I. Ehrlich, 1972, JPE
  • "On the Interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children", with H.G. Lewis, 1973, JPE.
  • "On the New Theory of Consumer Behavior", with R.T. Michael, 1973, Swedish JE
  • "A Theory of Marriage: Part I", 1973, JPE
  • "A Theory of Marriage: Part II", 1974, JPE
  • "On the Relevance of the New Economics of the Family", 1974, AER
  • The Allocation of Time and Goods over the Life Cycle, with G. Ghez, 1974.
  • "A Theory of Social Interactions", 1974, JPE
  • "Law Enforcement, Malfeasance, and Compensation of Enforcers", with G.J. Stigler, 1974, J of Legal Studies
  • The Economic Approach to Human Behavior, 1976.
  • "Altruism, Egoism and Genetic Fitness: economics and sociobiology", 1976, JEL
  • "Child Endowments and the Quantity and Quality of Children", with N. Tomes, 1976, JPE
  • "An Economic Analysis of Marital Instability", with E.M. Landes and R.T. Michael, 1977, JPE
  • "De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum", with G.J. Stigler, 1977, AER  [pdf]
  • "An Equilibrium Theory of the Distribution of Income and Intergenerational Mobility", with N. Tomes, 1979, JPE
  • A Treatise on the Family, 1981.
  • "Altruism in the Family and Selfishness in the Marketplace", 1981, Economica
  • "Human Capital, Effort, and Sexual Division of Labor", 1985, J Law Econ
  • "Public Policies, Pressure Groups and Deadweight Costs", 1985, JPubE
  • "Human Capital and the Rise and Fall of Families", with N. Tomes, 1986, J Labor Econ
  • "Economic Analysis and Human Behavior", 1987, in Green and Kagel, editors, Advances in Behavioral Economics.
  • "A Reformulation of the Economic Theory of Fertility", with R.J. Barro, 1988, QJE
  • "A Theory of Rational Addiction", with K. Murphy, 1988, JPE
  • "Family Economics and Macrobehavior", 1988, AER
  • "The Family and the State", with K. Murphy, 1988, JLawE
  • "Fertility Choice in a Model of Economic Growth", with R.J. Barro, 1989, Econometrica
  • "A Note on Restaurant Pricing and Other Examples of Social Influences on Price", 1991, JPE
  • "Habits, Addictions and Traditions", 1992, Kyklos
  • "The Division of Labor, Coordination Costs and Knowledge", with K.M. Murphy, 1992, QJE
  • "The Economic Way of Looking at Behavior", 1993, JPE



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