IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/tor/tecipa/tecipa-536.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Obituary: Gary Becker and the Art of Economics

Author

Listed:
  • Aloysius Siow

Abstract

The obituary discusses why Gary Becker is one of the most successful social scientist in the second half of the twentieth century. It argues that his success was due to his ability to recognize which resources are scarce in non-market situations and environments, and to use economics to analyze how these scarcities affected the non-market outcomes.

Suggested Citation

  • Aloysius Siow, 2015. "Obituary: Gary Becker and the Art of Economics," Working Papers tecipa-536, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:tecipa-536
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://www.economics.utoronto.ca/public/workingPapers/tecipa-536.pdf
    File Function: Main Text
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    obituary; Gary Becker;

    JEL classification:

    • B0 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:tecipa-536. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (RePEc Maintainer) or () or (). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.