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Stanford Report, October 3, 2001

Gary Becker

Gary Becker, the Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and University Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago; at Hoover 1990-present. Awarded the 1992 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behavior and interaction, including nonmarket behavior."

Since receiving the prize, Becker has focused his research on habits and addictions, formation of preferences, human capital and population growth. He is a columnist for Business Week and served as an economic policy adviser in the 1996 Bob Dole presidential campaign.

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