George Akerlof

Economist George Akerlof Full Name: George Akerlof

United States of America

Profession: Economist
Why Famous: Awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences along with Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz. His is best known for his 1970 classic article "The Market for Lemons".

George Akerlof is married to Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve.

Born: June 17, 1940 (78 years old)
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events in the Life of George Akerlof

  • 2001-10-11 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences awarded to George Akerlof, Joseph E. Stiglitz and A. Michael Spence for "their analyses of markets with asymmetric information"

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