Gary Becker: Model Economic Scientist

11 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2015

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James J. Heckman

University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); American Bar Foundation; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Abstract

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.

Keywords: empirical economics, human capital, discrimination

JEL Classification: B31, D13, J13, J24

Suggested Citation

Heckman, James J., Gary Becker: Model Economic Scientist. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8827. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2564960

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