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 688,403 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Gary Becker is the 42nd most popular economist (up from 43rd in 2019), the 647th most popular biography from United States (down from 574th 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 42 out of 315Before him are Jan Tinbergen, Elinor Ostrom, Werner Sombart, Oliver E. Williamson, Bernard Mandeville, and John Hicks. After him are Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Graham, Thorstein Veblen, Kenneth Arrow, James Tobin, and Frédéric Bastiat.

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Among people born in 1930, Gary Becker ranks 36Before him are Harold Pinter, Niki de Saint Phalle, Immanuel Wallerstein, Silvana Mangano, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, and Biljana Plavšić. After him are Hugh Everett III, Tippi Hedren, Félix Guattari, Leon Cooper, Carlos Menem, and Gylmar dos Santos Neves. Among people deceased in 2014, Gary Becker ranks 27Before him are Paco de Lucía, Richard Attenborough, Alexander Grothendieck, Mickey Rooney, Jack Brabham, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. After him are Martin Lewis Perl, H. R. Giger, Virna Lisi, Bob Hoskins, Adolfo Suárez, and Chespirito.

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Among people born in United States, Gary Becker ranks 647 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Taze Russell (1852), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Robert Mitchum (1917), Samuel Barber (1910), Patricia Highsmith (1921), and Matt Damon (1970). After him are Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Louise Hay (1926), Monica Lewinsky (1973), John Glenn (1921), John Malkovich (1953), and Sidney Lumet (1924).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Gary Becker ranks 9Before him are Paul Samuelson (1915), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Michael Porter (1947), Elinor Ostrom (1933), and Oliver E. Williamson (1932). After him are Thorstein Veblen (1857), Kenneth Arrow (1921), James Tobin (1918), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Douglass North (1920), and Irving Fisher (1867).