Distinguished Lecture: Professor George Akerlof, “Phishing for Phools”

For the audio recording of this Distinguished Lecture, please visit: Warwick Economics Media Library.

George Arthur Akerlof is one of the giant figures in the economics profession, and we are delighted that he is going to be one of our Distinguished Lecturers on Tuesday 11th June 2013, 4.15-5.15pm in room M1 of the Radcliffe Teaching Centre. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room M1, where you will have the chance to talk informally with the speaker.

He is Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics (shared with Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz). He is perhaps best known for his article, “The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism”, published in Quarterly Journal of Economics in 1970, in which he identified certain severe problems that afflict markets characterized by asymmetrical information, the paper for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. The title of his talk will be “Phishing for Phools”. Not to be missed!

You are most welcome to come along to his talk at 4.15pm. There is no need to register – just turn up.