Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gary Becker 1930-2014

Speaking of kidneys, the sad news this morning is that Gary Becker has passed away. I heard it by phone, and a quick search turned up Greg Mankiw's announcement.

I had coffee with Gary at the Hoover Institute earlier this year, after his op ed on cash for kidneys appeared in the WSJ, and later saw him at Eddie Lazear's birthday conference.

I'll miss him, although I didn't know him well.

Update: here's the U. Chicago obituary.

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