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Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley) 1930-2014

Works: 335 works in 1,113 publications in 8 languages and 23,013 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Cinematographer , Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: LC66, 330
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A treatise on the family by Gary S Becker( Book )

67 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine each family as a kind of little factory--a multiperson unit producing meals, health, skills, children, and self-esteem from market goods and the time, skills, and knowledge of its members. This is only one of the remarkable concepts explored by Gary Becker in his landmark work on the family. Becker applies economic theory to the most sensitive and fateful personal decisions, such as choosing a spouse or having children. He uses the basic economic assumptions of maximizing behavior, stable preferences, arid equilibria in explicit or implicit markets to analyze the allocation of time to child care as well as to careers, to marriage and divorce in polygynous as well as monogamous societies, to the increase and decrease of wealth from one generation to another. The consideration of the family from this perspective has profound theoretical and practical implications. For example, Becker's analysis of assortative mating can be used to study matching processes generally. Becker extends the powerful tools of economic analysis to problems once considered the province of the sociologist, the anthropologist, and the historian. The obligation of these scholars to take account of his work thus constitutes an important step in the unification of the social sciences. "A Treatise on the Family" will have an impact on public policy as well. Becker shows that social welfare programs have significant effects on the allocation of resources within families. For example, social security taxes tend to reduce the amount of resources children give to their aged parents." - Publisher's description
Human capital : a theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to education by Gary S Becker( Book )

116 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human Capital is Becker's classic study of how investment in an individual's education and training is similar to business investments in equipment
The economics of discrimination by Gary S Becker( Book )

84 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the general effects of economic discrimination by employers, employees, consumers, and government
Social economics : market behavior in a social environment by Gary S Becker( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economists assume that people make choices based on their preferences and their budget constraints. The preferences and values of others play no role in the standard economic model. This feature has been sharply criticized by other social scientists, who believe that the choices people make are also conditioned by social and cultural forces. Economists, meanwhile, are not satisfied with standard sociological and anthropological concepts and explanations because they are not embedded in a testable, analytic framework." "In this book, Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy provide such a framework by including the social environment along with standard goods and services in their utility functions. These extended utility functions provide a way of analyzing how changes in the social environment affect people's choices and behaviors. More important, they also provide a way of analyzing how the social environment itself is determined by the interactions of individuals." "Using this approach, the authors are able to explain many puzzling phenomena, including patterns of drug use, how love affects marriage patterns, neighborhood segregation, the prices of fine art and other collectibles, the social side of trademarks, the rise and fall of fads and fashions, and the distribution of income and status."--Jacket
The economic approach to human behavior by Gary S Becker( Book )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S. Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. In a highly readable selection of essays Becker applies this approach to various aspects of human activity, including social interactions; crime and punishment; marriage, fertility, and the family; and "irrational" behavior
Accounting for tastes by Gary S Becker( )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists generally accept as a given the old adage that there's no accounting for tastes. Gary Becker disagrees, and in this new collection he confronts the problem of preferences and values: how they are formed and how they affect our behavior. He observes, for example, that adjacent restaurants, which have roughly the same quality of food and similar prices, may differ greatly in the number of customers they are able to attract. Why is one invariably full, while the other has seats to spare? And why is it that the profits of tobacco companies may rise when consumption falls?
Essays in the economics of crime and punishment by Gary S Becker( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday life by Gary S Becker( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the Beckers emphasize analysis, they do not shy away from advocating controversial changes in public policy and personal behavior. Among their provocative recommendations: legalizing drugs, selling the rights to immigrate, privatizing social security, enforcing marriage contracts more fully, curtailing welfare sharply, limiting the terms of Supreme Court justices and other federal judges, taxing drunk driving and other heavy drinking, and reforming health care to preserve free choice and competition
Economic theory by Gary S Becker( Book )

45 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Others might have called this book Micro Theory or Price Theory. Becker's choice of Economic Theory as the title for his book reflects his deep belief that there is only one kind of economic theory, not separate theories for micro problems, macro problems, non-market decisions, and so on. Indeed, as he notes, the most promising development in recent years in the literature on large scale economic problems such as unemployment has been the increasing reliance on utility maximization, a concept generally identified with microeconomics. Microeconomics is the subject matter of this volume, but it is emphatically not confined to microeconomics in the literal sense of micro units like firms or households. Becker's main interest is in market behavior of aggregations of firms and households. Although important inferences are drawn about individual firms and households, the author tries to understand aggregate responses to changes in basic economic parameters like tax rates, tariff schedules, technology, or antitrust provisions. His discussion is related to the market sector in industrialized economies, but the principles developed are applied to other sectors and different kinds of choices. Becker argues that economic analysis is essential to understand much of the behavior traditionally studied by sociologists, anthropologists, and other social scientists. The broad definition of economics in terms of scarce means and competing ends is taken seriously and should be a source of pride to economists since it provides insights into a wide variety of problems. Practically all statements proved mathematically are also provided geometrically or verbally in the body of the text."--Provided by publisher
Inequality and economic policy : essays in honor of Gary Becker by Conference on Inequality in Memory of Gary Becker( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background facts / James Piereson -- The broad-based rise in return to top talent / Joshua D. Rauh -- The economic determinants of top income inequality / Charles I. Jones -- Intergenerational mobility and income inequality / Jörg L. Spenkuch -- The effects of redistribution policies on growth and unemployment / Casey B. Mulligan -- Income and wealth in America / Kevin M. Murphy and Emmanuel Saez -- Conclusions and solutions / John H. Cochrane, Lee E. Ohanian, and George P. Shultz -- Remembering Gary Becker / Edward P. Lazear and George P. Shultz
The allocation of time and goods over the life cycle by Gilbert R Ghez( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a belief now that family behavior over the life cycle can be analyzed by economic methods. This study deals with allocation of resources by families over time
Discrimination, affirmative action, and equal opportunity : an economic and social perspective by Walter Block( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton Friedman on economics : selected papers by Milton Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Milton Friedman on Economics: Selected Papers collects a variety of Friedman's papers on topics in economics that were originally published in the Journal of Political Economy. Opening with Friedman's 1977 Nobel Lecture, the volume spans nearly the whole of his career, incorporating papers from as early as 1948 and as late as 1990."
The secret shortcut by Mark Teague( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this math-based episode, LeVar Burton spends time in New York City's Central Park, where he takes us on an orienteering excursion using a map and a compass to find special flags placed around the park. Featured book: The secret shortcut, by Mark Teague. Because Wendell and Floyd have a problem getting to school on time, they decide to take a shortcut which leads to unexpected adventures
Deadweight costs and the size of government by Gary S Becker( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We provide a model for analyzing effects of the tax system and spending programs on the determination of government spending and taxpayer welfare and show that tax system or spending program which is suboptimal from a Ramsey point of view can improve taxpayer welfare because the system creates additional political pressure for suppressing the growth of government. Relevant examples include the use of inflation taxes capital taxes, excise taxes, deficit financing, and income taxes with many We also demonstrate the similarity of the political responses to revenue shocks, spending shocks, changes in program efficiency. In a broad sample of countries for the years 1973 - 90, we show that broad-based taxes with fairly flat rate structures -- are associated with larger governments. An analysis of defense spending -- especially wartime spending -- oil shocks, intergovernmental grants, and other flypaper effects suggests that the cause and effect is not from spending to tax structures
Die Ökonomik des Alltags : von Baseball über Gleichstellung zur Einwanderung: was unser Leben wirklich bestimmt by Gary S Becker( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was unser Leben wirklich bestimmt
The economic way of looking at behavior : the Nobel lecture by Gary S Becker( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortality contingent claims, health care, and social insurance by Tomas J Philipson( )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes the savings and health care impacts of mortality contingent claims, defined here as income measures, such as annuities and life-insurance, under which earned income is contingent on the length of one's life. The postwar increase in mandatory annuity and life-insurance programs, as well as the rapid increase in life-expectancy, motivates a better understanding of the effects that mortality contingent claims have on resources devoted to life-extension. We analyze the incentives that such claims imply for life-extension when resources may affect mortality endogenously and argue that these incentives dramatically alter the standard conclusions obtained when mortality is treated exogenously
Human capital and the personal distribution of income; an analytical approach by Gary S Becker( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quantity and quality of life and the evolution of world inequality by Gary S Becker( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lack of income convergence for the world as a whole has led to concerns about the impact of globalization of markets on world inequality. GDP per capita is usually used to proxy for the quality of life of individuals living in different countries. However, well-being is also affected by quantity of life, as represented by longevity. This paper incorporates longevity into an overall assessment of the evolution of cross-country inequality. The absence of income convergence noticed in the growth literature is in stark contrast with the reduction in inequality after incorporating recent gains in longevity. The paper computes a full' income measure to value the life expectancy gains experienced by 49 countries between 1965 and 1995. Countries starting with lower income tended to grow more in terms of full' income than countries starting with higher income. The average growth rate of full' income is about 140% for developed countries, compared to 192% for developing countries. Additionally, we decompose changes in life expectancy into changes attributable to thirteen broad groups of causes of death. Infectious, respiratory and digestive diseases, congenital and perinatal conditions, and ill-defined' conditions are responsible for most of the mortality convergence observed between 1965 and 1995
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Accounting for tastes
Human capital : a theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to educationThe economics of discriminationSocial economics : market behavior in a social environmentThe economic approach to human behaviorAccounting for tastesThe economics of life : from baseball to affirmative action to immigration, how real-world issues affect our everyday lifeEconomic theoryMilton Friedman on economics : selected papers
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