Gary Becker

Gary Stanley Becker is an American economist.

Known for his work at the University of Chicago, he won The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1992 for “having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behavior and interaction, including non-market behavior”.

He was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

His work includes seminal articles on the economics of discrimination, crime, family, drugs, and social interaction.

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 Milton 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
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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