Human behaviour economics

Human behaviour economics

Gary Stanley Becker is an American economist

Known for his work at the University of Chicago, he won The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1992 for “having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behaviour and interaction, including non-market behaviour”.

He was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

His work includes seminal articles on the economics of discrimination, crime, family, drugs, and social interaction.

Major Works of Gary S. Becker

Classical Monetary Theory: The outcome of the discussion, with W.J. Baumol, 1952, Economica

A Statistical Illusion in Judging Keynesian Models, with Milton Friedman, 1957, JPE

The Economics of Discrimination, 1957

Competition and Democracy, 1958, JLawE

Union Restrictions on Entry, 1959, in Bradley, editor, Public Stake in Union Power

An Economic Analysis of Fertility, 1960, in Coale et al. Demographic and Economic Change in Developed Countries

Irrational Behaviour and Economic Theory, 1962, JPE

Investment in Human Capital: A theoretical analysis, 1962, JPE

Human Capital, 1964

The Theory of the Allocation of Time, 1965, EJ

Human Capital and Personal Distribution of Income: An analytical approach, 1967

Crime and Punishment: An economic approach, 1968, JPE

Economic Theory, 1971

Market Insurance, Self-Insurance and Self-Protection, with I. Ehrlich, 1972, JPE

On the Interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children, with H.G. Lewis, 1973, JPE

On the New Theory of Consumer Behaviour, with R.T. Michael, 1973, Swedish JE

A Theory of Marriage: Part I, 1973, JPE

A Theory of Marriage: Part II, 1974, JPE

On the Relevance of the New Economics of the Family, 1974, AER

The Allocation of Time and Goods over the Life Cycle, with G. Ghez, 1974

A Theory of Social Interactions, 1974, JPE

Law Enforcement, Malfeasance, and Compensation of Enforcers, with G.J. Stigler, 1974, J of Legal Studies

The Economic Approach to Human Behaviour, 1976

Altruism, Egoism and Genetic Fitness: economics and sociobiology, 1976, JEL

Child Endowments and the Quantity and Quality of Children, with N. Tomes, 1976, JPE

An Economic Analysis of Marital Instability, with E.M. Landes and R.T. Michael, 1977, JPE

De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum, with G.J. Stigler, 1977, AER

An Equilibrium Theory of the Distribution of Income and Intergenerational Mobility, with N. Tomes, 1979, JPE

A Treatise on the Family, 1981

Altruism in the Family and Selfishness in the Marketplace, 1981, Economica

Human Capital, Effort, and Sexual Division of Labour, 1985, J Law Econ

Public Policies, Pressure Groups and Deadweight Costs, 1985, JPubE

Human Capital and the Rise and Fall of Families, with N. Tomes, 1986, J Labor Econ

Economic Analysis and Human Behaviour, 1987, in Green and Kagel, editors, Advances in Behavioural Economics

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