George Akerlof

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George Arthur Akerlof (born June 17, 1940) is an American economist who 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Akerlof has received more than 882,196 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). George Akerlof is the 95th most popular economist (down from 76th in 2019), the 1,241st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,056th in 2019) and the 28th most popular 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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Among economists, George Akerlof ranks 95 out of 315Before him are Richard Stone, Paul Krugman, Eugen Dühring, Lawrence Klein, Hermann Heinrich Gossen, and Merton Miller. After him are János Kornai, Richard Cantillon, Douglas McGregor, Friedrich von Wieser, John Harsanyi, and William Vickrey.

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Among people born in 1940, George Akerlof ranks 83Before him are Lance Henriksen, Marlène Jobert, James Brolin, John Gotti, Joachim Frank, and Astrud Gilberto. After him are Dionne Warwick, Lothar de Maizière, Anthony Fauci, Brian Josephson, Mamnoon Hussain, and Roger Ailes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Akerlof ranks 1,241 out of 18,182Before him are Alan J. Pakula (1928), Aaron Burr (1756), Lenny Kravitz (1964), Kim Kardashian (1980), Bill Haley (1925), and Fredric Brown (1906). After him are Jim Lovell (1928), Shia LaBeouf (1986), Geena Davis (1956), Marisa Tomei (1964), Frederick Cook (1865), and Rene Russo (1954).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, George Akerlof ranks 28Before him are Richard Thaler (1945), Harry Markowitz (1927), Edmund Phelps (1933), Paul Krugman (1953), Lawrence Klein (1920), and Merton Miller (1923). After him are Douglas McGregor (1906), Alan Greenspan (1926), William Nordhaus (1941), Vernon L. Smith (1927), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), and Eugene Fama (1939).