Nobel Prize-Winning Economist George Akerlof to Join Faculty at Georgetown University

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George Akerlof, a 2001 Nobel Prize-winner in economic sciences and senior resident scholar at the International Monetary Fund, will join the faculty of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy this November.

George Akerlof, a 2001 Nobel Prize-winner in economic sciences and senior resident scholar at the International Monetary Fund, will join the faculty of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy this November.

Akerlof’s tenure at Georgetown is made possible by the 2013 gift of $100 million from Georgetown alumnus Frank H. McCourt Jr. (C’75) to establish the McCourt School of Public Policy.

“We welcome Dr. Akerlof to the distinguished faculty at the McCourt School,” says McCourt, president and CEO of McCourt Global. “Dr. Akerlof’s leadership in the field of economics will be a tremendous asset to our students and to the McCourt School itself as it develops into the world’s preeminent public policy institution.”

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia also welcomed Akerlof.

“It’s a privilege to welcome such a distinguished scholar and committed professor into our Georgetown community,” he says. “Dr. Akerlof’s contributions to the field of economics have been extraordinary, and we look forward to the perspective and insight he will bring to the learning and scholarship taking place on this campus.”

For more information please visit: http://www.georgetown.edu/news/nobel-prize-winner-george-akerlof-mccourt-school.html.

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