Portraits of influence
Becker won the Nobel Prize in economics for “having extended the domain of economic theory to aspects of human behavior which previously had been dealt with — if at all — by other social-science disciplines such as sociology, demography, and criminology.” His work has been influential in setting policy relating to labor, education, crime, discrimination, and other issues.
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By Michael Witte ’66