Becker is a direct disciple of free-market economist Milton Friedman , died on Saturday ( 05/03/2014 ) after a serious illness . University statement that aired in the official website did not give further details about the pain Becker .
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During his career , Becker uses economic analysis to the study of crime , discrimination , addiction , population , and household principle . " Gary is transformational for world thinkers and outstanding individual , " said a statement from the University of Chicago .
Becker earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and published a book entitled "The Economics of Discrimination " two years later . He highlighted the prejudice against minorities in economic prism .
In 1981 another Becker wrote a book titled " Treatise Family " . In this book , Becker concluded that women who work turns out to have fewer children because of the time they become more valuable .
Becker's early career caused controversy . Other economists question the value of the analysis related social issues . " For a long time , the kind of work that is either ignored me or severely disliked by leading economists , " Becker wrote in his autobiography . " I am considered to be on the way out ( of economics ) and not actually an economist . "
In 2011 , Becker said the United States has little choice but to delay the payment of retirement benefits due to large budget deficits . He also asked the U.S. Congress is considering raising the retirement age to 70 years for people who do not defect .
Becker is also an economic advisor to Republican Governor of California , Arnold Schwarzenegger . He is a man born in Pottsville , Pennsylvania , with a degree in economics from Princeton University . He became an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago , he later taught at Columbia University in New York . In 1970 , Becker returned to the University of Chicago .