The Becker-Posner Blog explores current issues in economics, law and policy.
Author: Richard Posner is a judge on the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He teaches part time at the University of Chicago Law School and has written 30 books, most recently Reflections on Judging, A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression, How Judges Think, The Little Book of Plagiarism and Economic Analysis of Law. Gary Becker was a professor an economics and sociology professor at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business who won the John Bates Clark Medal in 1967, the Nobel Prize in economics in 1992, the National Medal of Science in 2000 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. Becker died May 3, 2014. He wrote written seven books on the subject of economics, and he also co-authored Social Economics: Market Behavior in a Social Environment with a fellow University of Chicago professor Kevin Murphy; and co-authored The Economics of Life with his wife, Guity Nashat Becker; and co-authored Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism with Posner.