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Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley) 1930-

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Works: 230 works in 758 publications in 4 languages and 18,077 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Blogs  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Compiler, Editor
Classifications: HQ518, 330
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Human capital : a theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to education by Gary S Becker ( Book )
78 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,461 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 analysis to human behavior in such areas as discrimination, marriage, family relations, and education. Becker's research on human capital was considered by the Nobel committee to be his most noteworthy contribution to economics. This expanded edition includes four new chapters, covering recent ideas about human capital, fertility and economic gro
A treatise on the family by Gary S Becker ( Book )
36 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 2,364 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 )
58 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 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 ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,340 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."--BOOK JACKET
The economic approach to human behavior by Gary S Becker ( Book )
33 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accounting for tastes by Gary S Becker ( Book )
17 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 849 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
Essays in the economics of crime and punishment by Gary S Becker ( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life by Gary S Becker ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 722 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
Economic theory by Gary S Becker ( Book )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 656 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 635 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 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman on economics : selected papers by Milton Friedman ( Book )
8 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this math-based episode, LeVar Burton takes us on an orienteering excursion in New York's Central Park, 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. Includes mapping a primate habitat at the Philadelphia Zoo, and reviews of the books Pipsqueaks! maze school by Patrick Merrell, Mapping Penny's world by Loreen Leedy, and How tall, how short, how far away by David A. Adler
Der ökonomische Ansatz zur Erklärung menschlichen Verhaltens by Gary S Becker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in German and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human capital and the personal distribution of income; an analytical approach by Gary S Becker ( Book )
17 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Ökonomik des Alltags : von Baseball über Gleichstellung zur Einwanderung: was unser Leben wirklich bestimmt by Gary S Becker ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deadweight costs and the size of government by Gary S Becker ( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
5 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Becker, Gary
Becker, Gary, 1930-
Becker, Gary S.
Becker, Gary S., 1930-
Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley), 1930-
Becker, Gary Stanley
Becker, Gary Stanley, 1930-
Беккер, Гэри С., 1930-
ベッカー, ゲーリー・S
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English (386)
German (18)
Chinese (7)
Spanish (2)
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