Gary S. Becker

University of Chicago - Department of Economics

1126 East 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

'Becker on Ewald on Foucault on Becker': American Neoliberalism and Michel Foucault's 1979 'Birth of Biopolitics' Lectures

University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 614, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 401
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2013
Gary S. Becker, Francois Ewald and Bernard E. Harcourt
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers and Columbia University
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Gary Becker, Michel Foucault, François Ewald, neoliberalism, human capital, crime and punishment, biopolitics

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Becker and Foucault on Crime and Punishment

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 654, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 440, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 456
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2013
Gary S. Becker, Francois Ewald and Bernard E. Harcourt
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers and Columbia University
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Gary Becker, Michel Foucault, François Ewald, Bernard Harcourt, crime and punishment, death penalty, law and economics, biopolitics

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A Theory of Intergenerational Mobility

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2018
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Harvard University, University of Chicago and Northwestern University - Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS)
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intergenerational mobility, inequality, human capital, complementarities

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Market Insurance, Self-Insurance, and Self-Protection

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp. 623-648, July-August 1972
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Isaac Ehrlich and Gary S. Becker
State University of New York at Buffalo - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Explaining the Worldwide Boom in Higher Education of Women

MFI Working Paper No. 2010-09
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 23 Sep 2010
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago
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Higher Education, College, Returns to Education, Gender

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The Market for Illegal Goods: The Case of Drugs

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 114, pp. 38-60, February 2006, Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 8, No. 15, 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Feb 2006
Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy and Michael Grossman
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NY Office
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illegal goods, illegal producers, drugs, monetary tax, decriminalization, elasticity, social cost

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The Challenge of Immigration: A Radical Solution

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs Occasional Paper No. 145
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 May 2011
Gary S. Becker and Diane Coyle
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Cambridge Institute of Public Policy
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Gary S. Becker, immigration, labour markets, policy

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A Theory of Social Interactions

NBER Working Paper No. w0042
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2010
Gary S. Becker
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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The Economic Theory of Illegal Goods: The Case of Drugs

NBER Working Paper No. w10976
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2010
Gary S. Becker, Michael Grossman and Kevin M. Murphy
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NY Office and University of Chicago
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Terminal Care and the Value of Life Near its End

MFI Working Paper No. 2010-005
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, RAND Corporation and University of Chicago
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Health Economics, Terminal Care, Health Spending

Terminal Care and the Value of Life Near its End

NBER Working Paper No. w15649
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, RAND Corporation and University of Chicago
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An Empirical Analysis of Cigarette Addiction

NBER Working Paper No. w3322
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2010
Gary S. Becker, Michael Grossman and Kevin M. Murphy
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NY Office and University of Chicago
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Human Capital, Fertility, and Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w3414
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 May 2004
Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy and Robert Tamura
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Clemson University - John E. Walker Department of Economics
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preferences, old age support, human capital, bequests

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A Reformulation of the Economic Theory of Fertility

NBER Working Paper No. w1793
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Nov 2001 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2001
Robert J. Barro and Gary S. Becker
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Economics of Marital Instability

NBER Working Paper No. w0153
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 12 Apr 2004
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, LECG/Navigant Consulting and University of Chicago
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The Quantity and Quality of Life and the Evolution of World Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w9765
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2010
Gary S. Becker, Tomas Philipson and Rodrigo R. Soares
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
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The Value of Life Near its End and Terminal Care

NBER Working Paper No. w13333
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2007
Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy and Tomas Philipson
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and University of Chicago
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Child Endowments, and the Quantity and Quality of Children

NBER Working Paper No. w0123
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2002
Gary S. Becker and Nigel Tomes
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Deadweight Costs and the Size of Government

NBER Working Paper No. w6789
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Gary S. Becker and Casey B. Mulligan
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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A Theory of the Production and Allocation of Effort

NBER Working Paper No. w0184
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 26 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2010
Gary S. Becker
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Mortality Contingent Claims, Health Care, and Social Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w5760
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Jan 1997 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2010
Tomas Philipson and Gary S. Becker
University of Chicago and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Net Neutrality and Consumer Welfare

Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 24 Oct 2010
Gary S. Becker, Dennis W. Carlton and Hal Sider
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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net, neutrality

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Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, with Special Reference to Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
Gary S. Becker
University of Chicago - Department of Economics

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Employee training, Earnings, Technological change, Skills, Rates of return, Economic development, Educational background, Human capital

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Evolutionary Efficiency and Happiness

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 115, April 2007
Posted: 23 Apr 2007
Luis Rayo and Gary S. Becker
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Department of Economics

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The Equilibrium Distribution of Income and the Market for Status

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 113, pp. 282-310, April 2005
Posted: 29 Mar 2005
Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy and Iván Werning
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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A Comment on the Conference on Cost-Benefit Analysis

Journal of Legal Studies, Pt. 2, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 2000
Posted: 13 Jul 2000
Gary S. Becker
University of Chicago - Department of Economics

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