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Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences
Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker died at a Chicago hospital of complications after an extended illness. The economist was ill over the last several months with a recently diagnosed stomach ulcer, Claffey told the Chicago Tribune. When Becker became a Nobel laureate in 1992, he was cited for applying economic analysis to a wide range of issues that economists seldom had targeted. Becker studied the decisions of everyday people in a fashion previously reserved for...

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