Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
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Becker, Gary S.

  • Jean-Baptiste FleuryEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_97


Gary Becker was an American economist who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1992 for having expanded the scope of economics to such “outlandish” topics as crime, racial discrimination, education, addiction, fertility choices, and marriage and the family. A member of the Chicago school of economics, he was especially influential in the development of the economic analysis of law.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.THEMAUniversity of Cergy-PontoiseCergy-PontoiseFrance