Gary Becker (b. 1930, Pottsville, Pennsylvania) 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 behavior and interaction, including nonmarket behavior". His work includes seminal articles on the economics of discrimination, crime, family, drugs, and social interaction.

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