Gary S. Becker
Born: 2 December 1930, Pottsville, PA, USA
Died: 3 May 2014, Chicago, IL, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Prize motivation: "for having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behaviour and interaction, including nonmarket behaviour"
Field: economic sociology, microeconomics
Contribution: Extended the domain of economic theory to aspects of human behavior which had previously been dealt with by other social science disciplines such as sociology, demography and criminology.
Prize share: 1/1