George Akerlof

Economist George Akerlof

Profession: Economist

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age: 82 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 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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