Nobel Prize Winning Economist confirmed for Warwick Summer School
We are delighted to announce our first guest speaker for the Warwick Summer School 2019. We will welcome Professor George A. Akerlof back in July which provides our students with this wonderful and rare opportunity to hear from one of the most distinguished economists and social scientists of our time.
George A. Akerlof is an American economist, a University Professor at Georgetown University and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001. He won the prize for his ground-breaking work on markets with asymmetric information, and in particular due to his now classic paper, published in 1970, “The Market for Lemons”. At the time this was a significant and innovative breakthrough that showed how markets in which traders have differential information can be inefficient but can also sometimes collapse. It revolutionized the discipline of economics and had impact on every branch and field of economics since then. His work provided the ideas needed to better understand a whole host of real-world phenomena. It has profoundly influenced virtually every field of economics, from industrial organisation and public finance to macroeconomics and contract theory.
Professor Akerlof’s talk will be part of our Guest Lecture Series as part of our Warwick Summer School. The lecture series is just one of the highlights of our fantastic summer school programme - you can find out more here.
Other speakers will be announced soon.