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George Akerlof
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Akerlof in 2007
Born
George Arthur Akerlof

June 17, 1940 (1940-06-17) (age 81)
Nationality United States
Spouse(s) Janet Yellen
Institution Georgetown University
University of California, Berkeley
School or
tradition
New Keynesian economics
Alma mater Lawrenceville School
Yale University (B.A.)
MIT (Ph.D.)
London School of Economics
Doctoral
advisor
Robert Solow
Doctoral
students
Charles Engel
Adriana Kugler
Influences John Maynard Keynes
Contributions Information asymmetry
Efficiency wages
Awards Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

George Arthur Akerlof (born June 17, 1940) is an American economist of Jewish descent. He is a university professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and Koshland Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.

He won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz).

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