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Akerlof, George A. 1940-

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Works: 93 works in 268 publications in 7 languages and 5,666 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HB74.P8, 330.122019
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Publications about George A Akerlof
Publications by George A Akerlof
Most widely held works by George A Akerlof
Animal spirits : how human psychology drives the economy, and why it matters for global capitalism by George A Akerlof( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,839 libraries worldwide
The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, 'animal spirits' are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forward a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity. Akerlof and Shiller reassert the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking by recovering the idea of animal spirits, a term John Maynard Keynes used to describe the gloom and despondence that led to the Great Depression and the changing psychology that accompanied recovery. Like Keynes, Akerlof and Shiller know that managing these animal spirits requires the steady hand of government - simply allowing markets to work won't do it. In rebuilding the case for a more robust, behaviorally informed Keynesianism, they detail the most pervasive effects of animal spirits in contemporary economic life - such as confidence, fear, bad faith, corruption, a concern for fairness, and the stories we tell ourselves about our economic fortunes - and show how Reaganomics, Thatcherism, and the rational expectations revolution failed to account for them. "Animal Spirits" offers a road map for reversing the financial misfortunes besetting us today. Read it and learn how leaders can channel animal spirits - the powerful forces of human psychology that are afoot in the world economy today
Identity economics : how our identities shape our work, wages, and well-being by George A Akerlof( Book )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
"In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why people--facing the same economic circumstances--would make different choices. This was the beginning of a fourteen-year collaboration--and of Identity Economics. Identity economics is a new way to understand people's decisions--at work, at school, and at home. With it, we can better appreciate why incentives like stock options work or don't; why some schools succeed and others don't; why some cities and towns don't invest in their futures--and much, much more. Identity Economics bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people's identity--their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be--may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on people's identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being."--Jacket
An economic theorist's book of tales : essays that entertain the consequences of new assumptions in economic theory by George A Akerlof( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Efficiency wage models of the labor market by George A Akerlof( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Explorations in pragmatic economics : selected papers of George A. Akerlof (and co-authors) by George A Akerlof( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
This collection of Akerlof's most important papers provide both an introduction to his work and a grounding in modern economics. Divided into two broad areas, micro- and macroeconomics, they cover the economics of information; the theory of unemployment; macroeconomic equilibria; the demand for money; psychology and economics; and the nature of discrimination and other social issues. The collection closes with Akerlof's 2001 Nobel Lecture, in which he arguesthat it is imperative that macroeconomics be considered inherently behavioral
What have we learned ? : macroeconomic policy after the crisis ( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Since 2008, economic policymakers and researchers have occupied a brave new economic world. Previous consensuses have been upended, former assumptions have been cast into doubt, and new approaches have yet to stand the test of time. Policymakers have been forced to improvise and researchers to rethink basic theory. George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate and one of this volume’s editors, compares the crisis to a cat stuck in a tree, afraid to move. In April 2013, the International Monetary Fund brought together leading economists and economic policymakers to discuss the slowly emerging contours of the macroeconomic future. This book offers their combined insights.0The editors and contributors - who include the Nobel Laureate and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen, and the former Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer - consider the lessons learned from the crisis and its aftermath. They discuss, among other things, post-crisis questions about the traditional policy focus on inflation; macroprudential tools (which focus on the stability of the entire financial system rather than of individual firms) and their effectiveness; fiscal stimulus, public debt, and fiscal consolidation; and exchange rate arrangements
Animal spirits how human psychology drives the economy and why it matters for global capitalism by George A Akerlof( file )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide
Animal spirits : wie Wirtschaft wirklich funktioniert by George A Akerlof( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Viel zu lange hat die Ökonomie einen der wichtigsten Faktoren im wirtschaftlichen Agieren von Menschen vernachlässigt: die Animal Spirits, also die nicht-rationalen Aspekte unseres Handelns. Ein großer Fehler, sagen George A. Akerlof und Robert J. Shiller, dessen Folgen wir in der Wirtschaftskrise täglich neu zu spüren bekommen. Sie fordern, das Verhalten des Menschen in der Wirtschaft wieder stärker zu berücksichtigen, anstatt sich auf reinen Marktglauben zu konzentrieren. Dieses Buch ist das Ergebnis ihrer langjährigen Forschungsarbeit. Es zeigt uns, wie erfolgreiches ökonomisches Denken und Handeln in der Zukunft aussehen muss. George A. Akerlof ist Professor für Wirtschaftswissenschaften in Berkeley und erhielt 2001 den Wirtschaftsnobelpreis, zusammen mit Joseph E. Stiglitz und Michael Spence. Robert J. Shiller ist Ökonomieprofessor in Yale. Bei Campus erschienen von ihm bislang" Irrationaler Überschwang"(2000) und" Die neue Finanzordnung"(2003). (VLB)
Les esprits animaux by George A Akerlof( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in French and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Identity Economics Warum wir ganz anders ticken, als die meisten Ökonomen denken by Rachel E Kranton( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Waiting for work by George A Akerlof( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Abstract: pattern of wages predicted by the theory and also of lock-in
Workers' trust funds and the logic of wage profiles by George A Akerlof( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
This paper defines a concept, a worker's trust fund, which is useful in analyzing optimal age-earnings profiles. The trust fund represents what a worker loses if dismissed from a job for shirking. In considering whether to work or shirk, a worker weighs the potential loss due to forfeiture of the trust fund if caught shirking against the benefits from reduced effort. This concept is used to show that the implicit bonding in upward sloping age-earnings profiles is not a perfect substitute for an explicit upfront performance bond (or employment fee). It is also shown that the second-best optimal earnings profile in the absence of an upfront employment fee pays total compensation in excess of market clearing in a variety of stylized cases
Identity economics how our identities shape our work, wages, and well-being by George A Akerlof( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The authors bridge a critical gap in the social sciences, bringing identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people's identity--their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be--may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on people's identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being
Animal spirits : hoe instincten in de mens de economie sturen by George A Akerlof( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 36 libraries worldwide
James A. Mirrlees, William S. Vickrey, George A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz by Howard R Vane( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Do Deferred Wages Dominate Involuntary Unemployment as a Worker Discipline Device? by George A Akerlof( file )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
In the most widely analyzed type of efficiency wage model of involuntary unemployment, firms pay wages in excess of market clearing to give workers an incentive not to shirk. Such payments in excess of market clearing and the resultant equilibrium unemployment act as a worker discipline device. This paper concerns what is usually considered the most important theoretical criticism of such models: the so-called bonding argument. The essence of the bonding critique is that contracts whereby workers pay a bond to the firm upon taking a job (or pay an employment fee to gain employment) can eliminate involuntary unemployment. Explicit upfront bonds are only quite rarely observed. A more subtle form of the bonding critique argues that implicit bonding through upward sloping wage profiles and other deferred payment schemes can perfectly substitute for upfront bonds in providing incentives not to shirk and thereby allow the labor market to clear. This paper shows that upward sloping wage profiles do not act as a perfect substitute for explicit bonds in a natural extension of the shirking model in which workers are finite lived, the monitoring of worker behaviors on the job is costly, and firms have reputations for honesty as employers. In the absence of direct upfront bonding, optimal payment schedules will be in excess of market clearing. The reason why upward sloping wage profiles that are market clearing will not generally be the optimal labor contract is simple: delayed payment may provide sufficient incentive to prevent shirking late in the life of the contract, but in the beginning of the contract it does not prevent shirking. And it turns out in a variety of stylized cases, it is cheaper for the firm to pay a wage premium rather than to accept worker shirking early in the contract. The implications of potential worker malfeasance in the absence of explicit bonds for compensation schedules, job assignments, and firm monitoring strategies over the course of a worker's career are also analyzed
Dong wu ben neng : chong zhen quan qiu rong jing de jing ji xin si wei by George A Akerlof( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Animal spirits : cómo influye la psicología humana en la economía by George A Akerlof( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Samuelson and neoclassical economics by George R Feiwel( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Racconti di un Nobel dell'economia : asimmetria informativa e vita quotidiana by George A Akerlof( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
 
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Akerlof , George
Akerlof, George 1940-
Akerlof, George A.
Akerlof, George Arthur 1940-
Arthur Akerlof, George
アカロフ, ジョージ・A
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English (137)
German (7)
French (5)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (3)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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