George Arthur Akerlof (born June 17, 1940) is an American economist and 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.[2][3] Akerlof was awarded 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, jointly with Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz, "for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information."

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George Akerlof
Akerlof in 2007
Born
George Arthur Akerlof

(1940-06-17) June 17, 1940 (age 82)
Spouses
  • Kay Leong
    (m. 1974; div. 1977)
  • (m. 1978)
Children1
RelativesCarl Akerlof (brother)
InstitutionGeorgetown University
London School of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
School or
tradition
New Keynesian economics
Alma materYale University (B.A)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D)
Doctoral
advisor
Robert Solow[1]
Doctoral
students
Charles Engel
Adriana Kugler
InfluencesJohn Maynard Keynes
ContributionsInformation asymmetry
Efficiency wages
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc
Academic background
ThesisWages and capital (1966)
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