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Finding Aid for the Milton Friedman Collection 2004.03.r
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Description
The Milton Friedman Collection consists of awards and certificates, honorary degrees, and doctoral hoods. A handwritten manuscript by Friedman is housed. Also included are obituraries of both Milton and his wife, Rose Friedman.
Background
Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 — November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He is best known among scholars for his theoretical and empirical research, especially consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy. He was an economic advisor to U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Over time, many governments practiced his restatement of a political philosophy that extolled the virtues of a free market economic system with little intervention by government. Friedman's political philosophy, which he considered classically liberal and libertarian, emphasized the advantages of free market economics and the disadvantages of government intervention and regulation. Friedman's many books, scholarly articles, magazine columns, television programs, videos and lectures cover a broad range of topics of microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history, and public policy issues.
Extent
22.92 Linear feet (14 boxes, 1 folder in flat file, 4 art rails)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material.
Availability
This collection is open for research.