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Gary Becker: Model Economic Scientist

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  • Heckman, James J.

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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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  • Heckman, James J., 2015. "Gary Becker: Model Economic Scientist," IZA Discussion Papers 8827, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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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, May.
    3. Heckman, James J., 2014. "Private Notes on Gary Becker," IZA Discussion Papers 8200, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    empirical economics; human capital; discrimination;
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    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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