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Robert Akerlof


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Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 23423

Email: R dot Akerlof at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S0.77

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Associate Professor


Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Organizational Economics
  • Sociology and Economics

Papers

Published/Forthcoming Papers

“Stories at Work” (with Niko Matouschek and Luis Rayo), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, forthcoming.

Capital Assembly" (with Richard Holden), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 35(3), 2019, 489-512. (previously titled “Network Capital,” CEPR Discussion Paper 11763, January 2017.)

"Value Formation: The Role of Esteem," Games and Economic Behavior, 102, 2017, 1-19. Lead Article. [Appendix]

"The Importance of Legitimacy," World Bank Economic Review, 30(S), 2017, 157-165.

"Movers and Shakers" (with Richard Holden), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(4), 2016, 1849-1874.

"Anger and Enforcement," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, June 2016, 110-24.

"'We Thinking' and its Consequences," American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2016, 415-19.

“The Nature of Tournaments” (with Richard Holden), Economic Theory, 51(2), 2012, 289-313.

Working Papers

"Narratives and the Economics of the Family" (with Luis Rayo). [Online Supplement]

“Layoffs and Productivity at a Bangladeshi Sweater Factory” (with Anik Ashraf, Rocco Macchiavello, and Atonu Rabbani)

"Lords and Vassals: Power, Patronage, and the Emergence of Inequality" (with Hongyi Li and Jonathan Yeo)

"Network Externalities and Market Dominance" (with Richard Holden and Luis Rayo). [Online Supplement.]

Work-in-Progess

"Group Identity"


Teaching

EC9B8 Topics in Advanced Economic Theory (Term 1, MRes/PhD)

EC135 Topics in Applied Economics (Term 2, Undergrad)