Past Presentation: Fear, Technology, & Education (2008)
Gary Stanley Becker teaches economics at the University of Chicago. Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 and the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1992, he has published numerous monographs and articles, including Uncommon Sense with Richard Posner (2009), Social Economics with Kevin M. Murphy (2000), and Accounting for Tastes (1996). From 1997 through 2004, he also wrote a monthly column for BusinessWeek. Becker has been a pioneer and continual innovator in behavioral economics since the late 1950s, contributing to the sophisticated and creative application of economic thought and principles to such fundamental social issues as family and household dynamics, discrimination, crime and punishment, and human capital. Becker is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a research associate at the Economics Center at the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center.
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