Rachel Kranton and Nobel Laureate George Akerlof on Identity

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Rachel Kranton and Nobel Laureate George Akerlof on Identity

09 February 2010 12:00AM

Economics professor Rachel Kranton and Nobel Laureate George Akerlof were recently highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education for their groundbreaking work on identity economics.

"Without identity," Kranton says, "you will miss a huge part of what drives economic outcomes and economic behavior."

Identity economics, according to Akerlof and Kranton, is both a continuation of and a departure from other developments in the field over the last half-century that have brought economics closer to reality.

Read the full article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Learn more about Professor Rachel Kranton.

Learn more about Professor George Akerlof of the University of California at Berkeley.

See more information on the new book Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape our Work, Wages and Well-Being by George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton.