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Economic Approach to Human Behavior - 76 edition

Economic Approach to Human Behavior (ISBN10: 0226041123; ISBN13: 9780226041124)
ISBN13: 978-0226041124
ISBN10: 0226041123

Summary: Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S. Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. In a highly readable selection of essays Becker applies this approach to various aspects of human activity, including social interactions; crime and punishment; marriage, fertility, and the family; and ''irrational'' behavior. ''Becker's highly regarded work in economics is most notabl
e in the imaginative application of 'the economic approach' to a surprising breadth of human activity. Becker's essays over the years have inevitably inspired a surge of research activity in testimony to the richness of his insights into human activities lying 'outside' the traditionally conceived economic markets. Perhaps no economist in our time has contributed more to expanding the area of interest to economists than Becker, and a number of these thought-provoking essays are collected in this book.''--Choice Gary Becker was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1992.
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Summary: Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S. Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. In a highly readable selection of essays Becker applies this approach to various aspects of human activity, including social interactions; crime and punishment; marriage, fertility, and the family; and ''irrational'' behavior. ''Becker's highly regarded work in economics is most notable in the imaginative application of 'the economic approach' to a surprising breadth of human activity. Becker's essays over the years have inevitably inspired a surge of research activity in testimony to the richness of his insights into human activities lying 'outside' the traditionally conceived economic markets. Perhaps no economist in our time has contributed more to expanding the area of interest to economists than Becker, and a number of these thought-provoking essays are collected in this book.''--Choice Gary Becker was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1992. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 76
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 09/28/1978
International: No

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