Gary Becker Remembered

By James HeckmanEdward LazearKevin Murphy
Journal of Political Economy
October2018 Vol. 126 Issue S1 Pages S1-S6.

The article focuses on the life and works of American economist and social scientist Gary Becker, who believed that economics could and should tackle serious social problems. According to the author, Becker’s approach was to extend the boundaries of economics to topics such as education, discrimination and crime.