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Question 1: His father was Swedish and his mother a Jewish/________.
German AmericanGerman TexanPennsylvania DutchItalian American

Question 2: In his 2007 presidential Address to the ________, Akerlof proposed natural norms that decision makers have for how they should behave.
Milton FriedmanAmerican Economic AssociationPaul SamuelsonJames Tobin

Question 3: In the late 1990s Akerlof's ideas attracted the attention of some on both sides of the debate over legal ________.
AbortifacientFetal rightsAbortionAbortion law

Question 4: In Efficiency Wage Models of the Labor Market, Akerlof and coauthor Janet Yellen propose rationales for the ________ in which employers pay above the market-clearing wage, in contradiction to the conclusions of neoclassical economics.
Efficiency wagesGeorge AkerlofPublic goodKeynesian economics

Question 5: [7] Akerlof graduated from the ________ and received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1962, and his Ph.D. degree from MIT in 1966, and has taught at the London School of Economics.
Blair AcademyPingry SchoolPeddie SchoolLawrenceville School

Question 6: His wife Janet Yellen is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a professor of economics at UC Berkeley and served on President ________'s Council of Economic Advisors.
Al GoreEd RendellBill ClintonHoward Dean

Question 7: George Arthur Akerlof (born June 17, 1940) is an American economist and Koshland Professor of ________ at the University of California, Berkeley.
Keynesian economicsEconomicsMoneyHeterodox economics

Question 8: He won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics (shared with Michael Spence and ________).
Paul KrugmanPaul SamuelsonJoseph StiglitzLawrence Summers


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