Gary Becker as Teacher
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AbstractThis paper looks at the work of Gary S. Becker, American economist, professor of sociology, friend, and colleague of Kevin M. Murphy. Murphy discusses the traditional approach of Becker's teaching and ideas as they were expressed through his wealth of content and style in course design; his discussions on the role of preferences, technology, and constraints as they influence household production; and his emphasis on the importance of markets and desire for more. Murphy recognizes Becker's teaching style as groundbreaking, unapologetic, and pure economics.
CitationMurphy, Kevin M. 2015. "Gary Becker as Teacher." American Economic Review, 105 (5): 71-73. DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20151105
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