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  • Gary Becker ז״ל

    Posted by Jonathan on May 4th, 2014 (All posts by )

    Gary Becker, one of the greatest living economists and a longstanding member of the University of Chicago faculty, has died. עליו השלום.

    Gary Becker

    (Photo courtesy

    UPDATE: Gary Becker links follow.

    James J. Heckman (pdf)

    The Godfather of Freakonomics Has Died — Here Are His Most Groundbreaking Theories

    Chicago Tribune

    The Wall Street Journal

    The New York Times

    Chicago Sun-Times

    The New Yorker

    UPDATE 2: University of Chicago Gary Becker Obituary

    (Links via Lex and Joseph Morris.)


    3 Responses to “Gary Becker ז״ל”

    1. Robert Schwartz Says:

      A scholar, a gentleman, and a truly innovative thinker. he will be missed.

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      Thanks for the updates.

    3. Tim Says:

      Thanks for putting up that Heckman piece. I studied Labor Econ under one of his students. I met Zvi Griliches when he was working on the Boskin report for the CPI. Needless to say he looked quite a bit different than in this student days version.