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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: S2.103

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Associate Professor

On Study Leave - Terms 1 and 2

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Organizational Economics
  • Sociology and Economics

Papers

Published/Forthcoming Papers

"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

"Capital Assembly" (with Richard Holden) [previous version titled "Network Capital," CEPR Discussion Paper 11763].

"Network Externalities and Market Dominance" (with Richard Holden and Luis Rayo)

Work-in-Progess

"Group Identity"

"(S)weathering the Storm: Firing, Restructuring, and Productivity in a Bangladeshi Garment Factory" (with Anik Ashraf, Rocco Macchiavello, Atonu Rabbani, and Chris Woodruff)


Teaching

EC208 Industrial Economics 1: Market Structure (Term 1, Undergraduate)

EC9B1 Advanced Economic Theory (Term 2, MRes/PhD)