Thursday, July 28, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave.
In honor of Milton Friedman Legacy Day, TPPF will host a birthday celebration for renowned free market economist Milton Friedman. Join us for games, prizes, and ice cream as we learn about Friedman’s life and his lasting impact on today’s economy.
About Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman was the 20th century’s most prominent advocate of free markets. Born in 1912 to Jewish immigrants in New York City, he attended Rutgers University, where he earned his B.A. at the age of 20. He went on to earn his M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1933 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1946.
In 1951, Friedman received the John Bates Clark Medal honoring economists under age 40 for outstanding achievement. In 1976, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for “his achievements in the field of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy.” Before that time he had served as an adviser to President Richard Nixon and was president of the American Economic Association in 1967.
After retiring from the University of Chicago in 1977, Friedman became a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.