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Gary S. Becker

Gary S. BeckerAKA Gary Stanley Becker

Born: 2-Dec-1930
Birthplace: Pottsville, PA
Died: 3-May-2014
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Human Capital

Father: Louis William Becker
Mother: Anna Siskind
Sister: Wendy
Sister: Natalie
Brother: Marvin
Wife: Doria Slote (m. 1954, d. 1970, two daughters)
Daughter: Judy
Daughter: Catherine
Wife: Guity Nashat (historian, m. 1980, until his death, two stepsons)
Son: Michael (stepson)
Son: Cyrus (stepson)

    University: BA, Princeton University (1951)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Chicago (1955)
    Professor: University of Chicago (1955-57)
    Professor: Economics, Columbia University (1957-70)
    Professor: University of Chicago (1970-)

    Nobel Prize for Economics 1992
    John Bates Clark Medal 1967
    American Economic Association President (1987)
    American Statistical Association
    Econometric Society
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Association for Business Economics Fellow
    American Philosophical Society
    Mont Pelerin Society
    Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    BusinessWeek Columnist (1985-2004)
    Chicago School Economists

Author of books:
The Economics of Discrimination (1957, economics)
Human Capital (1964, economics)
A Treatise on the Family (1981, economics)


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