Gary S. Becker: Intellectual Journey

Conversations with History: Gary Becker

Gary S. Becker; University Professor, University of Chicago, Nobel Laureate (Economics, 1992) : (1930-2014)

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Topics covered in the conversation include:  the influence of his parents, his education, Milton Friedman, his early work on discrimination, the skills and temperament required for work in economics, applying economic analysis to social problems, the Chicago school of economics, creativity, rational choice theory, markets vs. government, the impact of ideas on policy, the communications revolution, the lessons of the 2008 economic collapse, and advice for students preparing for the future.

Key Words: Nobel Laureates, Markets, Economists, RIP
Gary S. Becker
Publication date: 
March 20, 2013
Publication type: 
Conversations with History