Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006

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Birth 1912-07-31
Death 2006-11-16
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American economist, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976.

From the description of The future of capitalism, Feb. 7, 1977 [sound recording]. (University of Nevada, Reno). WorldCat record id: 40431294

American economist; member, President's Economic Policy Advisory Board, 1981-1988.

From the description of Milton Friedman papers, 1931-2006. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870797

Biographical Note

  • 1912, July 31: Born, Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932: B.A., Rutgers University
  • 1933: M.A., University of Chicago
  • 1934 - 1935 : Research assistant, Social Science Research Committee, University of Chicago
  • 1935 - 1937 : Associate economist, National Resources Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • 1937 - 1940 : Lecturer, Columbia University
  • 1937 - 1946 : 1948 - 1981 : Member, Research Staff, National Bureau of Economic Research, New York
  • 1938: Married Rose Director
  • 1940 - 1941 : Visiting professor of economics, University of Wisconsin
  • 1941 - 1943 : Principal economist, Division of Tax Research, U.S. Treasury Department
  • 1942: Professor, United States Department of Agriculture Graduate School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1943: Author (with Carl S. Shoup and Ruth P. Mack), Taxing to Prevent Inflation
  • 1943 - 1945 : Associate director, Statistical Research Group, Division of War Research, Columbia University
  • 1945: Author (with Simon S. Kuznets), Income from Independent Professional Practice
  • 1945 - 1946 : Associate professor of economics and statistics, University of Minnesota
  • 1946: Ph.D., Columbia University
  • 1946 - 1948 : Associate professor of economics, University of Chicago
  • 1948: Author (with Harold A. Freeman, Frederic Mosteller, W. Allen Wallis), Sampling Inspection
  • 1948 - 1982 : Professor of economics, University of Chicago
  • 1950: Consultant, Economic Cooperation Administration, Office of the United States Special Representative in Europe, Paris
  • 1953: Author, Essays in Positive Economics
  • 1956 - 1979 : Council of Academic Advisers, American Enterprise Institute
  • 1957: Author, A Theory of the Consumption Function
  • 1960: Author, A Program for Monetary Stability
  • 1962: Author, Price Theory: A Provisional TextAuthor (with Rose D. Friedman), Capitalism and Freedom
  • 1963: Author (with Anna J. Schwartz), A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960Author, Inflation: Causes and Consequences
  • 1968: Author, Dollars and Deficits: Inflation, Monetary Policy and the Balance of Payments
  • 1968 - 1994 : Advisory Board, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • 1969: Author, The Optimum Quantity of Money and Other Essays
  • 1969 - 1970 : Member, The President's Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed Force
  • 1970: Author (with Anna J. Schwartz), Monetary Statistics of the United States
  • 1972: Author, An Economist's Protest: Columns on Political Economy
  • 1973: Member, The President's Commission on White House Fellows
  • 1975: Author, There Is no Such Thing as a Free Lunch
  • 1976: Author, Price TheoryRecipient, Nobel Prize in Economics
  • 1977 - : Senior research fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, California
  • 1978: Author, Tax Limitation, Inflation and the Role of Government
  • 1980: Author (with Rose D. Friedman), Free to Choose, and presenter of a ten-part TV series on PBS of the same title.
  • 1981 - 1988 : Member, The President's Economic Policy Advisory Board
  • 1982: Author (with Anna J. Schwartz), Monetary Trends in the U.S. and the United Kingdom
  • 1983: Author, Bright Promises, Dismal Performance: An Economist's Protest
  • 1983 - : Professor emeritus, University of Chicago
  • 1984: Author (with Rose D. Friedman), Tyranny of the Status Quo, and presenter of a three part PBS television program of the same title.
  • 1986: Awarded the Grand Cordon of the First Class Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japanese Government)
  • 1988: Awarded the National Medal of Science Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 1992: Author Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History. Author (with Thomas S. Szasz) Edited and with a Preface by Arnold S. Trebach and Kevin B. Zeese. Friedman and Szasz on Liberty and Drugs: Essays on the Free Market and Prohibition
  • 1992 - : Active Member, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea (European Academy of Sciences and Arts)
  • 1993 - : Founding Member, National Coalition for Drug Policy Change
  • 1996 - : Chairman, Board of Directors, Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation to promote public understanding of the need for major reform in K-12 education and the role that competition through educational choice can play in achieving that reform
  • 1998: Author (with Rose D. Friedman) Two Lucky People: Memoirs
  • 1999 - : Member, Advisory Board, California Parents for Educational Choice
  • 2006: Died

From the guide to the Milton Friedman papers, 1931-2006, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Arbitration, Industrial--Sources
  • Free enterprise
  • Economics
  • Capitalism

Occupations:

  • Economists

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)