Sunday, May 04, 2014

Very Sad News

A friend at the University of Chicago reports to me that Gary Becker died last night.  He was 83.

Gary was one of the greatest economists of the past half century. You can read about his contributions here.  I did not know him well, but based on every interaction I had with him, it seems that he was a truly nice man as well as a path-breaking scholar.  He will be missed.

Update: The Times obituary.