Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 8 No. 2 (Spring 1994)


Quick Tools:

Print Article Summary
Export Citation
Sign up for Email Alerts Follow us on Twitter


JEP - All Issues

Nobel Laureate: Gary S. Becker: Ideas about Facts

Article Citation

Fuchs, Victor R. 1994. "Nobel Laureate: Gary S. Becker: Ideas about Facts." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 8(2): 183-192.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.8.2.183


Gary S. Becker's career, personality, and contributions are reviewed and commented upon. Special note is taken of his seriousness of purpose, his willingness to take chances, and his persistence in the face of criticism and hostility. Becker's exceptional influence has taken several forms: enlargement of our understanding of traditional economic subjects such as labor economics, the opening up of new fields of research such as law and economics, and the transformation of other social sciences--especially sociology.

Article Full-Text Access

Full-text Article (Complimentary)


Fuchs, Victor R. (Stanford U and NBER)

JEL Classifications

B31: History of Thought: Individuals


View Comments on This Article (0) | Login to post a comment

Journal of Economic Perspectives

Quick Tools:

Sign up for Email Alerts

Follow us on Twitter

Subscription Information
(Institutional Administrator Access)


JEP - All Issues

Virtual Field Journals

AEA Member Login:

AEAweb | AEA Journals | Contact Us