Robert Akerlof is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).  Prior to joining Warwick, he was a postdoctoral research associate at MIT Sloan School of Management.  He received his PhD from Harvard, where he was a Presidential Scholar.


His main research interests are sociology and economics, organizational economics, and applied microeconomic theory.  His work particularly focuses on social interaction.