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Gary Becker: Model Economic Scientist

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This paper presents Gary Becker's approach to conducting creative, empirically fruitful economic research. It describes the traits and methodology that made him such a productive and influential scholar.

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  • James J. Heckman, 2015. "Gary Becker: Model Economic Scientist," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(5), pages 74-79, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:105:y:2015:i:5:p:74-79
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20151106
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    1. Becker, Gary S., 1978. "The Economic Approach to Human Behavior," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, number 9780226041124, Febrero.
    2. Arthur F. Burns & Wesley C. Mitchell, 1946. "Measuring Business Cycles," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number burn46-1, June.
    3. Heckman, James J., 2014. "Private Notes on Gary Becker," IZA Discussion Papers 8200, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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