Award Name : National Medal of Science
Year of Award : 1987
Award for : economics
Location : Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States
George Joseph Stigler was a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with Milton Friedman. George Stigler was born on January 17, 1911 in Renton in Washington, a commune in Seattle. He was s the only child of Joseph and Elizabeth Hungler Stigler. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1931, Stigler took a business degree at Northwestern University in 1932 and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago in 1938.
Stigler’s publications include The Theory of Price (1942), a textbook of microeconomics; The Intellectual and the Market Place (1964); Essays in the History of Economic Thought (1965); The Citizen and the State (1975); and The Economist as Preacher, and Other Essays (1982). He received National Medal of Science in 1987.