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Gary Becker

1930 - 2014

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Gary Stanley Becker (; December 2, 1930 – May 3, 2014) was an American economist who received the 1992 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He was a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, and was a leader of the third generation of the Chicago school of economics.Becker was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992 and received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. A 2011 survey of economics professors named Becker their favorite living economist over the age of 60, followed by Kenneth Arrow and Robert Solow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Becker has received more than 783,523 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Gary Becker is the 43rd most popular economist (down from 42nd in 2019), the 564th most popular biography from United States (up from 647th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Economist.

Gary Becker was an American economist and a professor at the University of Chicago. He is most famous for applying economic principles to other social sciences, such as sociology, criminology, and family studies.

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Among economists, Gary Becker ranks 43 out of 315Before him are Benjamin Graham, Elinor Ostrom, Wassily Leontief, Ragnar Frisch, Thorstein Veblen, and Friedrich List. After him are Jacques Attali, Jan Tinbergen, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Frédéric Bastiat, John Hicks, and Bernard Mandeville.

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Among people born in 1930, Gary Becker ranks 33Before him are Ion Iliescu, Claude Chabrol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Tu Youyou, Harold Pinter, and Immanuel Wallerstein. After him are Bernie Ecclestone, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Biljana Plavšić, Robert Wagner, Carlos Menem, and Hugh Everett III. Among people deceased in 2014, Gary Becker ranks 24Before him are Alexander Grothendieck, Paco de Lucía, Lauren Bacall, Nadine Gordimer, Richard Kiel, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. After him are Alain Resnais, Virna Lisi, Louis Zamperini, H. R. Giger, Adolfo Suárez, and Martin Lewis Perl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Becker ranks 564 out of 18,182Before him are Dean Martin (1917), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Theodore William Richards (1868), Doris Day (1922), Boris Johnson (1964), and Gene Kelly (1912). After him are Martin Landau (1928), Harold Lloyd (1893), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Gwen Stefani (1969), William P. Murphy (1892), and Henry Mancini (1924).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Gary Becker ranks 9Before him are Paul Samuelson (1915), Michael Porter (1947), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Elinor Ostrom (1933), and Thorstein Veblen (1857). After him are Douglass North (1920), Kenneth Arrow (1921), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Irving Fisher (1867), Robert Solow (1924), and Theodore Schultz (1902).