Milton Friedman on Economics: Selected Papers

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University of Chicago Press, 2007 - Business & Economics - 191 pages
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On his death in the autumn of 2006, Milton Friedman was lauded as “the grandmaster of free-market economic theory in the postwar era” by the New York Times and “the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century” by the Economist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976, Friedman was both a highly respected economist and a prominent public intellectual, the leader of a revolution in economic and political thought that argued robustly in favor of virtues of free markets and laissez-faire policies.

Milton Friedman on Economics: Selected Papers collects a variety of Friedman’s papers on topics in economics that were originally published in the Journal of Political Economy. Opening with Friedman’s 1977 Nobel Lecture, the volume spans nearly the whole of his career, incorporating papers from as early as 1948 and as late as 1990. An excellent introduction to Friedman’s economic thought, Milton Friedman will be essential for anyone tracing the course of twentieth-century economics and politics. 
  

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Contents

Inflation and Unemployment
1
The Utility Analysis of Choices Involving Risk
23
The ExpectedUtility Hypothesis and the Measurability of Utility
57
A Statistical Illusion in Judging Keynesian Models
72
Some Theoretical and Empirical Results
89
Interest Rates and the Demand for Money
120
Government Revenue from Inflation
135
The Crime of 1873
146
Milton Friedman as a Microeconomist
181
Index
187
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Milton Friedman (1912–2006) was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the Paul Snowden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. In 1976 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.

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