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      • Did Chicago matter?
        • Abstracting from institutional detail
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Becker, Gary S. (born 1930)

Casey B. Mulligan
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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Gary S. Becker has produced major economics books and articles for more than 50 years. His studies dominate labour economics and have significantly impacted studies of crime, habit formation, and other important behaviours once considered beyond the scope of economics. Some of Gary's lasting impact can be attributed to abstraction from institutional detail and his ‘thinking problems through fully’.
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Mulligan, Casey B. "Becker, Gary S. (born 1930)." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 17 January 2018 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2008_B000301> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.0114

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