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Liberty Fund: The Intellectual Portrait Series
00:26    |    
Introducing Gary S. Becker
04:21    |    
Conversations with Professor Gary S. Becker
04:36    |    
Changes in the economic profession - with Edward Glaeser
From subject to methodology
Discrimination in a market economy
The cost of discrimination
Racism and human differences
Stable preferences and ad hoc theorizing 
From market equilibrium to maximizing behavior and the theory of fertility
Formation of preferences and behavior explanations
Future preferences and discount rates - Addictions and investing in patience
Rethinking the division of economic disciplines
34:13    |    
The relationship between law and economics - with Judge Richard A. Posner
Change and development in the field of law
Plateauing of the economic analysis of law
Economic approach on careers that minimize incentives
Public positions and interest groups
Democratic and non-democratic governments
Public choice theory on criminal laws
Interest group analysis on criminal laws
01:00:01    |    
Family and human capital - with Edward Lazear
The impact of physical capital on economic activity
Human capital and investments in education
Knowledge-based technology
The importance of women in the market
Women's education and birth rate demographics
Changes in fertility rates
Importance of public policy in fertility patterns
Morality and economic analysis
01:28:15    |    
Final credits




A Conversation with Gary S. Becker

01 de enero de 2003   | Vistas: 152 |  

In this video, Liberty Fund presents a series of three conversations with Gary S. Becker, renowned economist, Nobel Memorial Price recipient, and key pioneer in the adaptation of economic principles to the concern of world affairs. In the first conversation, Becker and Harvard professor Edward Glaeser discuss the evolving nature of the economic profession, and his pivotal role in broadening the field to several aspects of life. In the second conversation, Becker and Judge Richard A. Posner examine the ongoing relationship between law and economics, exploring the challenges of placing crime and punishment within an economic framework. In the third conversation, Stanford professor Edward Lazear questions Becker about understanding the nature of human capital and its relationship to education. Becker shares crucial insights on the economic assessment of the role of family as the fundamental social unit. In only three discussions, Becker summarizes the concepts that lead him to spearhead the movement towards a new way of learning and applying economics.


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