Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
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1930 – Born on the 2nd of December in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
1951 – Becker earned a B.A. at Princeton University.
1955 – Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.
1957 – He taught at Columbia University.
– Returned to Chicago, where he still teaches price theory to new graduate students.
1967 – Won the John Bates Clark Medal.
1987 – President of American Economic Association.
1992 – Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.
2000 – Becker received the National Medal of Science.
2004 – Wrote a monthly column for Business Week.
– In December, Becker started a joint weblog with Judge Richard Posner.