Prominent free-market economist Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economic Science, passed away on November 16, 2006 at the age of 94. Friedman was widely regarded as the leader of the Chicago School of monetary economics, which stresses the importance of the quantity of money as an instrument of government policy and as a determinant of business cycles and inflation. In addition to his scientific work, Friedman also wrote extensively on public policy, always with primary emphasis on the preservation and extension of individual freedom. Friedman's ideas on economic freedom hugely influenced both the Reagan administration and the Thatcher government in the early 1980s, revolutionized establishment economic thinking across the globe, and have been employed extensively by emerging economies for decades.
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About Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economic Science, was a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from 1977 to 2006. He was also Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1946 to 1976, and was a member of the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1937 to 1981.
Professor Friedman was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988 and received the National Medal of Science the same year. He is widely regarded as the leader of the Chicago School of monetary economics, which stresses the importance of the quantity of money as an instrument of government policy and as a determinant of business cycles and inflation..
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Books by Milton Friedman
- After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century, edited by Timothy Lynch (2000).
- Two Lucky People: Memoirs, by Milton and Rose D. Friedman (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999)
- Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History (Harvest/HBJ Book; Reprint edition 1991)
- Free to Choose: A Personal Statement, by Milton and Rose Friedman (Harcourt; Reprint edition, 1990)
- The Tyranny of the Status Quo, by Milton and Rose Friedman (Harcourt, 1984)
- Capitalism and Freedom (University Of Chicago Press; 2nd edition, 1982)
- Price Theory (Aldine, 1976)
- Monetary History of the United States...1867-1960, by Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz (Princeton University Press, 1971)
- Essays in Positive Economics (University of Chicago Press, 1966)