January 2008 Issue • Volume 36 • Issue 1

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Social Scientist Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

President George W. Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to economist and Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker on November 5, 2007. “His pioneering analysis of the interaction between economics and such diverse topics as education, demography, and family organization has earned him worldwide respect and a Nobel Prize,” said the President. Becker, University of Chicago Professor of Economics and Sociology, also won the Nobel Prize in Economics, the National Medal of Science, as well as numerous other awards. small_green

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