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Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley) 1930-2014

Works: 233 works in 810 publications in 8 languages and 19,617 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Blogs  Juvenile works  Interviews  Fiction  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HB71, 330
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Human capital : a theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to education by Gary S Becker ( Book )
114 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human Capital is Becker's classic study of how investment in an individual's education and training is similar to business investments in equipment. Recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economic Science, Gary S. Becker is a pioneer of applying economic an
A treatise on the family by Gary S Becker ( Book )
50 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analisi: TEORIA ECONOMICA. Microeconomia. SOCIOLOGIA II. Sociologia della famiglia. SOCIOLOGIA I. Relazioni sociali. Ricerca
The economics of discrimination by Gary S Becker ( Book )
66 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the general effects of economic discrimination by employers, employees, consumers, and government
Social economics market behavior in a social environment by Gary S Becker ( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Economists assume that people make choices based on their preferences and their budget constraints. The preferences and values of others play no role in the standard economic model. This feature has been sharply criticized by other social scientists, who believe that the choices people make are also conditioned by social and cultural forces. Economists, meanwhile, are not satisfied with standard sociological and anthropological concepts and explanations because they are not embedded in a testable, analytic framework." "In this book, Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy provide such a framework by including the social environment along with standard goods and services in their utility functions. These extended utility functions provide a way of analyzing how changes in the social environment affect people's choices and behaviors. More important, they also provide a way of analyzing how the social environment itself is determined by the interactions of individuals." "Using this approach, the authors are able to explain many puzzling phenomena, including patterns of drug use, how love affects marriage patterns, neighborhood segregation, the prices of fine art and other collectibles, the social side of trademarks, the rise and fall of fads and fashions, and the distribution of income and status."--Jacket
The economic approach to human behavior by Gary S Becker ( Book )
48 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jia li. bei ke mi shi " zhi jia ge xue pai " de jie chu dai biao, ta yi " jing ji fen xi " yan jiu " fei jing ji wen ti " zhu cheng yu shi. ben shu ji zhong ti xian le ta de xue shu si xiang he xue shu cheng jiu
Accounting for tastes by Gary S Becker ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The answers to these and many other questions about people's consumption patterns, Becker argues, have to do with the way preferences and values are shaped. Although these are central topics of social behavior, they have never been addressed in a systematic and analytical way. Becker applies the tools of modern economic analysis to just this topic, one that economists have traditionally left out of their models for rational choice
The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life by Gary S Becker ( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although the Beckers emphasize analysis, they do not shy away from advocating controversial changes in public policy and personal behavior. Among their provocative recommendations: legalizing drugs, selling the rights to immigrate, privatizing social security, enforcing marriage contracts more fully, curtailing welfare sharply, limiting the terms of Supreme Court justices and other federal judges, taxing drunk driving and other heavy drinking, and reforming health care to preserve free choice and competition
Essays in the economics of crime and punishment by Gary S Becker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic theory by Gary S Becker ( Book )
41 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The allocation of time and goods over the life cycle by Gilbert R Ghez ( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrimination, affirmative action, and equal opportunity : an economic and social perspective ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman on economics : selected papers by Milton Friedman ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his death in the autumn of 2006, Milton Friedman was lauded as "the grandmaster of free-market economic theory in the postwar era" by the New York Times and "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century" by the Economist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976, Friedman was both a highly respected economist and a prominent public intellectual, the leader of a revolution in economic and political thought that argued robustly in favor of virtues of free markets and laissez-faire policies. Milton Friedman on Economics: Selected Papers collects a variety of Fried
The secret shortcut ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this math-based episode, LeVar Burton spends time in New York City's Central Park, where he takes us on an orienteering excursion using a map and a compass to find special flags placed around the park. Featured book: The secret shortcut, by Mark Teague. Because Wendell and Floyd have a problem getting to school on time, they decide to take a shortcut which leads to unexpected adventures
The economic way of looking at behavior : the Nobel lecture by Gary S Becker ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deadweight costs and the size of government by Gary S Becker ( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: We provide a model for analyzing effects of the tax system and spending programs on the determination of government spending and taxpayer welfare and show that tax system or spending program which is suboptimal from a Ramsey point of view can improve taxpayer welfare because the system creates additional political pressure for suppressing the growth of government. Relevant examples include the use of inflation taxes capital taxes, excise taxes, deficit financing, and income taxes with many We also demonstrate the similarity of the political responses to revenue shocks, spending shocks, changes in program efficiency. In a broad sample of countries for the years 1973 - 90, we show that broad-based taxes with fairly flat rate structures -- are associated with larger governments. An analysis of defense spending -- especially wartime spending -- oil shocks, intergovernmental grants, and other flypaper effects suggests that the cause and effect is not from spending to tax structures
Mortality contingent claims, health care, and social insurance by Tomas J Philipson ( Book )
12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper analyzes the savings and health care impacts of mortality contingent claims, defined here as income measures, such as annuities and life-insurance, under which earned income is contingent on the length of one's life. The postwar increase in mandatory annuity and life-insurance programs, as well as the rapid increase in life-expectancy, motivates a better understanding of the effects that mortality contingent claims have on resources devoted to life-extension. We analyze the incentives that such claims imply for life-extension when resources may affect mortality endogenously and argue that these incentives dramatically alter the standard conclusions obtained when mortality is treated exogenously
Familie, Gesellschaft und Politik : die ökonomische Perspektive by Gary S Becker ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conversation with Milton Friedman ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman discusses his economic ideas with Gary S. Becker. Recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, Milton Friedman has long been recognized as one of our most important economic thinkers, and a leader of the Chicago school of monetary economics. A senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1977, he is also the Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1946 to 1976. Friedman was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988 and received the National Medal of Science the same year
Rentenkrise, und wie wir sie meistern können ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quantity and quality of life and the evolution of world inequality by Gary S Becker ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: Lack of income convergence for the world as a whole has led to concerns about the impact of globalization of markets on world inequality. GDP per capita is usually used to proxy for the quality of life of individuals living in different countries. However, well-being is also affected by quantity of life, as represented by longevity. This paper incorporates longevity into an overall assessment of the evolution of cross-country inequality. The absence of income convergence noticed in the growth literature is in stark contrast with the reduction in inequality after incorporating recent gains in longevity. The paper computes a full' income measure to value the life expectancy gains experienced by 49 countries between 1965 and 1995. Countries starting with lower income tended to grow more in terms of full' income than countries starting with higher income. The average growth rate of full' income is about 140% for developed countries, compared to 192% for developing countries. Additionally, we decompose changes in life expectancy into changes attributable to thirteen broad groups of causes of death. Infectious, respiratory and digestive diseases, congenital and perinatal conditions, and ill-defined' conditions are responsible for most of the mortality convergence observed between 1965 and 1995
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Becker, Gary
Becker, Gary 1930-2014
Becker, Gary S.
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Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley), 1930-
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Беккер, Гэри С 1930-
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