Feb. 1, 2007
Vol. 26 No. 9

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    Milton Friedman saluted at memorial

    Gary Becker, University Professor in Economics, was among six speakers remembering the contributions of Milton Friedman at a memorial service Monday, Jan. 29, in Rockefeller Chapel. Other speakers were, seated from left, President Zimmer; Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic; Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Arnold Harberger, professor in economics at UCLA and the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics; and Michael Walker, senior fellow and president of the Fraser Institute, and a member of the board of directors of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation. Friedman, who won the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics and who was the Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics, also was saluted for having been a champion of free markets in two letters read at the service. One letter was from President Bush and the other from Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve. A Web broadcast of the service was recorded and is available for viewing at http://www-news.uchicago.edu. The memorial service was jointly organized by the University and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.