Milton Friedman was one of the greatest economists of the 20th century. He was a brilliant, fearless scholar; an influential public intellectual; a passionate advocate for personal and economic freedom; and, by all accounts, a kind and generous colleague, teacher, and friend. Celebrate the centennial of Milton Friedman’s birth and explore his unparalleled impact by exploring this collection of tributes, videos, and other resources.


“Chicago Remembers Milton Friedman:
Personal Reflections & Professional Intersections”

  • Allan Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics and the College
  • Summer 2012 (.pdf) »

“The Chicago Question: What Would Milton Friedman Do?”

“Milton Friedman: Non-Research Activities 1976-89”

  • Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University and Hoover Institution
  • January 2011 (.pdf) »

“Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman”
A tribute at Friedman's 90th birthday

  • Gary S. Becker
  • Newsweek, June 30, 2002 (html) »

“On Milton Friedman's Ninetieth Birthday”

  • Federal Reserve Governor Ben. S. Bernanke
  • Delivered at the Conference to Honor Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago
  • November 8, 2002 (html) »

“Milton Friedman: Perspectives, Particularly on Monetary Policy”

  • Robert Barro, Harvard University
  • November 2009 (.pdf) »

“Some of Milton Friedman's Contributions to Macroeconomics”

  • Thomas J. Sargent
  • Presented at the Hoover Institution symposium for Milton Friedman's 75th birthday
  • July 15, 1987 (.pdf) »

Milton Friedman Memorial Service

  • Speakers include Gary Becker, Arnold Harberger, Václav Klaus, Leo Melamed, Michael Walker, and Robert Zimmer
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Colleagues Share Reminiscences of Milton Friedman (Video)

  • Panel discussion with Gary Becker, Eugene Fama, Robert Lucas and Sam Peltzman; moderated by Anil Kashyap
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