Economist Rose Friedman Dead at 98

Collaborated with husband Milton on foundational texts
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2009 2:34 PM CDT
Rose Friedman is pictured in this promo image from the Friedman Foundation.   (Friedman Foundation)

(Newser) – Rose Friedman, economist and collaborator with husband and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, died yesterday of heart failure, the Chicago Tribune reports. Rose was the co-author of Capitalism and Freedom and Free to Choose, two foundational texts of the Chicago School of economics. Though birth records from her birthplace in modern-day Ukraine have been lost, her family believes she was 98.

"Rose Friedman was fully involved in all the personal and professional decisions made along with Milton Friedman," said economist Gary Becker. "She was also a significant economist in her own right."