Professor Becker's primary research and teaching interests are in the fields of capital theory, general equilibrium analysis, and game theory. Most of his research focuses on the relationship between optimal growth paths and dynamic equilibrium programs, as well as on the dynamics of capital accumulation programs with heterogeneous agents and incomplete markets. He also studies the foundations of recursive utility functions that serve as the objectives of agents in a variety of dynamic models.

Subject Area

  • Economics
PhD, University of Rochester, 1978
MA, University of Rochester, 1975
AB, Washington University, Economics, 1972
economics economic theory microeconomics mathematics operations research