Gary Stanley Becker (December 2, 1930 – May 3, 2014) was an American economist. He was a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago and a professor at the Booth School of Business. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992 and received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. He was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
Gary Becker speaking in Chicago, May 24, 2008
|Born||December 2, 1930|
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 3, 2014 (aged 83)|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
University of Chicago
|Awards||1967 John Bates Clark Medal|
1992 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
1997 Pontifical Academy of Sciences
2004 John von Neumann Award
2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom
- President Bush Announces 2007 Medal of Freedom Recipients
- Harms, William (May 4, 2014). "Gary S. Becker, Nobel-winning scholar of economics and sociology, 1930–2014". Retrieved May 4, 2014.
- Mankiw, N. Gregory (May 4, 2014). "Very Sad News". Retrieved May 4, 2014.
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