Gary Becker Remembered

Gary Becker Remembered

By
James Heckman, Edward Lazear, Kevin Murphy
Journal of Political Economy. October
2018, 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.