Global Conference 2011
Gary Becker and Mike Milken on the Marketplace of Ideas
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 / 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Nobel laureate Gary Becker is recognized as one of the world's most influential scholars. With a unique combination of rigor and intellectual fearlessness, he has tackled topics like racial discrimination, the economic motivations behind crime, human capital, time allocation, fertility and the legalization of drugs. As economist Steven Levitt recently commented, "He has come up with the big ideas that have changed how we look at the world." A perennial favorite with Global Conference audiences through the years, Becker will join Institute chairman Mike Milken to explore the themes running through a lifetime of groundbreaking work.