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Milton Friedman: A Finding Aid

Resources by and about Milton Friedman

Compiled by Ellen Terrell and Angela Wilson
Business Reference Services
December 2006
Updated September 2012

This is a short guide to resources by and about Milton J. Friedman (July 31, 1912 - November 16, 2006). For additional information about the life of Friedman, please see the list of key events in his life on the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation External Link web site.

Awards/Special Recognition

John Bates Clark Medal (1951)
American Economic Association External Link

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (1976) External Link

Image of Milton Friedman, 2002, courtesy of the University of Chicago

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Awards/Special Recognition
Print Resources
Internet Resources
LC Catalog Searches

Image (above):
Photograph of Milton J. Friedman, 2002
Courtesy of the University of Chicago

Presidential Medal of Freedom (1988)
"Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Freedom," by President Ronald Reagan. From the Archives of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. External Link

President Honors Milton Friedman for Lifetime Achievements (May 2002)

Remarks by President George W. Bush
Remarks by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld

"Recognizing the accomplishments of Professor Milton Friedman." (S.Res.319, August 1, 2002)
U.S. Congress Senate. 107th Congress, 2d Session S. RES. 319 August 1, 2002.

Remarks by Governor Ben S. Bernanke at the Conference to Honor Milton Friedman, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (November 8, 2002)
On Milton Friedman's Ninetieth Birthday

Remarks by Governor Ben S. Bernanke at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Conference on the Legacy of Milton and Rose Friedman's Free to Choose, Dallas, Texas (October 24, 2003)

Print Resources

Friedman, Milton. "The Methodology of Positive Economics," in Essays in Positive Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1953. 328 p.
LC Call Number: HB33.F7
LC Catalog Record: 53003533

Friedman, Milton. "The Role of Government in Education," in Economics and the Public Interest.
Ed. Robert A. Solo. New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 1955, pp. 123-144.
LC Call Number: HD82 .S587
LC Catalog Record: 55006106 External Link [PDF Format: 899 KB / 20 p.]

Friedman, Milton. Studies in the Quantity Theory of Money.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1956. 265 p.
LC Call Number: HG221 .F87
LC Catalog Record: 56010999

Friedman, Milton. A Theory of the Consumption Function. National Bureau of Economic Research, New York. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1957. 243 p.
LC Call Number: HB801 .F7
LC Catalog Record: 57005454

Friedman, Milton, with the assistance of Rose D. Friedman. Capitalism and Freedom. 40th Anniversary Edition, with a new preface by the author. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002. 208 p.
LC Call Number: HB501 .F7 2002
LC Catalog Record: 2002067530
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Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

Friedman, Milton and Rose Friedman. Free to Choose : A Personal Statement. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. 338 p.
LC Call Number: HB501 .F72 1990
LC Catalog Record: 90036179
Publisher's Description

Friedman, Milton and Simon Kuznets. Income from Independent Professional Practice.
New York : National Bureau of Economic Research, 1945. 599 p.
LC Call Number: HD4965.U5 F72
LC Catalog Record: 46002729

Provides a description of the income structure of the professions of medicine, dentistry, law, accounting, and engineering during 1929-36. Submitted by Friedman, as a Ph.D. Thesis to Columbia University in 1946. Also cited as National Bureau of Economic Research Publication, no. 45.

Friedman, Milton and Anna Jacobson Schwartz. A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1963. 860 p.
LC Call Number: HG538 .F86
LC Catalog Record: 63007521

Also cited as National Bureau of Economic Research. Studies in business cycles, 12.

Hammond, J. Daniel, "Labels and Substance: Friedman's Restatement of the Quantity Theory," in History of Political Economy, Volume 31, Number 3 (1999) pp. 449-471.
LC Call Number: HB1 .H55
LC Catalog Record: 76012245 External Link
Note: Access limited to subscribers.

Puttaswamaiah, K. Milton Friedman : Nobel Monetary Economist : A Review of His Theories and Policies. Enfield, NH : Isle Pub. Co., 2009.
LC Call Number: HB119.F84 M557 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2009284456

Ruger, William. Milton Friedman. New York : Continuum, 2011.
LC Call Number: HB119.F84 R84 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010041486

Selden, Richard T. Selden, ed. Capitalism and Freedom: Problems and Prospects; Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Milton Friedman. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia [1975]. 331 p.
LC Call Number: HB501 .C2424
LC Catalog Record: 74005333

Wynne, Mark A., Harvey Rosenblum, and Robert L. Formaini. The Legacy of Milton and Rose Friedman's Free to Choose : Economic Liberalism at the Turn of the 21st Century. Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, October 2003, with a foreword by Milton and Rose Friedman. Dallas, Tex. : Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2004. 254 p.
LC Call Number: HB95 .L44 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2005364587
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Internet Resources

"Biography of Milton Friedman, 1912-2006" in The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics External Link

Formaini, Robert L. "Milton Friedman--Economist as Public Intellectual," in Economic Insight.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, November 20, 2006. External Link [PDF format: 100 KB/4 p.]

Friedman, Milton. "Is Capitalism Humane?" from Friedman's Bright Promises, Dismal Performance: An Economist's Protest, a collection of Newsweek articles by Milton Friedman published by Thomas Horton and Company, 1972. External Link

Friedman, Milton. "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits."
New York Times Magazine. 13 September 1970, p. 32. External Link

"Interview with Milton Friedman," The Region.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, June 1992. External Link

"Interview with Milton Friedman," by Russ Roberts in Library of Economics and Liberty. Podcast Transcript of Edcon Talk, September 4, 2006. External Link

Milton Friedman, List of works (not exhaustive) from Wikipedia article on Milton Friedman. External Link

"Milton Friedman," PBS Profile accompanying PBS Interview of Milton Friedman October 10, 2000. External Link

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice External Link

"Milton Friedman and Cato," Cato Institute. External Link

"Nobel-Winning Economist Milton Friedman Dies," by Alex Chadwick and Amy Scott.
National Public Radio obituary - with audio. External Link

"Nobel-winner Milton Friedman dead at 94: Economist had ear of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan," MSNBC obituary, November 16, 2006. External Link

"Professor Emeritus Milton Friedman dies at 94,"
Press Release with obituary from the University of Chicago. External Link

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