First Edition of Economics and Discrimination; Signed by Gary Becker

  • The Economics of Discrimination.

The Economics of Discrimination.


Item Number: 3055

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1957.

First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book and groundbreaking work on discrimination. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Name on the front free endpaper, else near fine in a very good dust jacket.

The Economics of Discrimination was based on Becker's Ph.D. dissertation. The book contains the first systematic effort to use economic theory to analyze the effects of prejudice on the earnings, employment and occupations of minorities.

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