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The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2008 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Gary S. Becker, a University of Chicago economics and sociology professor and the Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University in California.

Becker will be presented the award during a ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 4.  Each award comes with a stipend of $250,000.

"The Bradley Foundation selected Dr. Becker for his original research in the fields of economics and sociology," according to Bradley president and chief executive officer Michael W. Grebe.  "Dr. Becker's pioneering work in the fields of economics and human behavior has revolutionized those fields of study and inspired a generation of economists."

Becker was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992, the National Medal of Science in 2000, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.  He is the author of more than 10 books and regularly debates public-policy issues with federal Judge Richard Posner on The Becker-Posner Blog.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Dr. Becker who have made outstanding contributions and we hope to encourage others to strive for excellence in their respective fields," Grebe said.
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