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George Akerlof Wins Nobel Prize

Economist George Akerlof '62 B.A. was a co-winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economic sciences. Akerlof is the author of a landmark study on the role of asymmetric information in the market for "lemon" used cars. The work has had far-reaching applications in such diverse areas as health insurance, financial markets and employment contracts. Akerlof, an economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, is a Yale parent and is married to Yale Corporation fellow Janet L. Yellen '71 Ph.D., the Eugene and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and professor of economics.

Negroponte Named U.S. Ambassador to U.N.

John D. Negroponte '60 B.A. formally took up his post as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Sept. 19, 2001. His long career includes serving as an adviser to Henry Kissinger at the Paris Peace Talks. as an ambassador to Mexico, the Philippines and Nicaragua, and as deputy assistant secretary of state for oceans and fisheries.

Trustee Parker Appointed as Federal Appellate Judge

Yale trustee Barrington Daniels Parker Jr. '65 B.A., '69 Ph.D. has been appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Parker had been serving as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York since 1994, when he was appointed to that post by President Clinton after a distinguished 23-year career as an attorney.


Gala Weekend Concludes University's Tercentennial

Yale at 300

Alumni Presidents

President Levin Launches Joint Initiatives Between Yale and China During Trip

'Gender Matters' Looks at Women's Evolving Roles

Yale Experts Explore Interweaving Histories of Yale and U.S. in DeVane Series

Celebrating Yale's 300th Around the Nation and Around the World

Building Partnerships for a Stronger New Haven

Bush Sr. Recalls Challenges of the Oval Office

Yale Honors Latest 'Son of Eli' in White House

Clinton: U.S. Will Prevail Against Terrorism

Zedillo decries 'shameful trend of increasing polarization'

Alumni economists discuss U.S. economic prosperity

Yale Alumni in the News