George Akerlof

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Akerlof has received more than 1,092,653 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). George Akerlof is the 94th most popular economist (down from 93rd in 2019), the 1,273rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,241st in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Economist.

George Akerlof is most famous for his paper "The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism" which discusses how information asymmetry can lead to economic inefficiency.

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Over the past year George Akerlof has had the most page views in the with 112,005 views, followed by Chinese (15,094), and Russian (11,246). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (335.65%), Chinese (63.25%), and Ido (31.85%)


Among economists, George Akerlof ranks 94 out of 414Before him are Charles Cooley, William Vickrey, Robert Reich, Robert Lucas Jr., Claudia Goldin, and Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi. After him are Jacques Attali, Dale T. Mortensen, Gottfried Feder, Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Gérard Debreu, and Kristalina Georgieva.

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Among people born in 1940, George Akerlof ranks 85Before him are Ira von Fürstenberg, Tom Jones, Marlène Jobert, Herbie Hancock, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Toshihide Maskawa. After him are Robin Cook, Dionne Warwick, Ali Hassan Salameh, Phil Ochs, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Vittorio Storaro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Akerlof ranks 1,273 out of 20,380Before him are Kirstie Alley (1951), Dennis Rader (1945), David Morse (1953), Calamity Jane (1852), Dorothy Malone (1924), and Jack Elam (1920). After him are Francis Gary Powers (1929), Thelonious Monk (1917), Paul Ryan (1970), Christina Onassis (1950), Carla Bley (1936), and Alan Silvestri (1950).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, George Akerlof ranks 29Before him are Lawrence Klein (1920), James M. Buchanan (1919), Charles Cooley (1864), Robert Reich (1946), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), and Claudia Goldin (1946). After him are Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Douglas McGregor (1906), Thomas Schelling (1921), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), William Nordhaus (1941), and Merton Miller (1923).