Milton Friedman, winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in 1976, died on November 16. Friedman was easily one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, perhaps second only to Keynes in the impact of his ideas.
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"for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy"
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