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Gary S. Becker : Curriculum Vitae



Princeton University
AB, 1951

University of Chicago
AM, 1953
PhD, 1955


University of Chicago
University Professor, Departments of Economics, Booth School of Business, Sociology, and the Law School, 1983-present
University Professor, Department of Economics, 1970-1983; Chairman, Department of Economics, 1984-1985
Ford Foundation Visiting Professor of Economics, 1969-1970
Assistant Professor, 1954-1957

Hoover Institution
Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow, 1990-present

Columbia University
Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics, 1968-69
Professor of Economics, 1960-1968
Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics, 1957-60


Member, Senior Research Associate and research policy advisor to the Center for Economic Analysis of Human Behavior and Social Institutions, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1957-79

Board of Publications, University of Chicago Press, 1971-75

Member, Domestic Advisory Board, Hoover Institution, 1973-1991

Research Associate, Economics Research Center, N.O.R.C., 1980-present

Columnist, Business Week, 1985-2004

Member, Academic Advisory Board, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1987-1991

Associate Member, Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Ministry of Finance, Japan, 1988-2005

Board of Directors, Manhattan Institute, 1997-2003

Helped found and Member of the Board, UNext, 1999-2003

Affiliated with Lexecon Corp., 1990-2002, 2007-present

Member, Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Defense, 2001-04

Board of Directors, The New Center for Accelerating Medical Innovations, 2003-present

Member, Accenture Energy Advisory Board, 2003-2007

Affiliated with LEAF, Inc., 2003-2007

Co-Author, Becker-Posner Blog, 2005-present

Merc Advisory Board on Innovation, 2005-present

Hoover Energy Task Force, 2007-present