Gary Becker

1930 - 2014

Gary Becker

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 567,651 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 43rd most popular economist.

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Among economists, Gary Becker ranks 43 out of 288Before him are Mario Draghi, Jacques Delors, Werner Sombart, Maurice Allais, Karl Polanyi, and Léon Walras. After him are John Hicks, James Tobin, Irving Fisher, Thorstein Veblen, W. Edwards Deming, and Douglass North.

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Among people born in 1930, Gary Becker ranks 36Before him are Tu Youyou, Leon Cooper, Bernie Ecclestone, Richard Harris, Gena Rowlands, and Edsger W. Dijkstra. After him are George E. Smith, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Immanuel Wallerstein, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Biljana Plavšić, and Hugh Everett III. Among people deceased in 2014, Gary Becker ranks 25Before him are Paco de Lucía, Jack Brabham, Richard Kiel, Alexander Grothendieck, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, and Richard Attenborough. After him are Virna Lisi, Martin Lewis Perl, Adolfo Suárez, H. R. Giger, Bob Hoskins, and Mickey Rooney.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Becker ranks 574 out of 12,171Before him are Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Jim Jones (1931), Romina Power (1951), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Larry Hagman (1931), and Paul Morphy (1837). After him are Paul Simon (1941), Kip Thorne (1940), Steven Tyler (1948), Harper Lee (1926), Rachel Carson (1907), and Demi Moore (1962).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Gary Becker ranks 8Before him are Philip Kotler (1931), Paul Samuelson (1915), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Michael Porter (1947), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), and Elinor Ostrom (1933). After him are James Tobin (1918), Irving Fisher (1867), Thorstein Veblen (1857), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Douglass North (1920), and Theodore Schultz (1902).