Gary B. Gorton (age 57 in 2008) is an American economist who currently serves as professor at Yale School of Management. He is a central figure in the study of the global financial crisis of 2008–2009.
Life and career
Gorton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1973. He has three Master's Degrees: University of Michigan in 1974, Cleveland State University in 1977, and University of Rochester in 1980. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Rochester in 1983.
Gorton is an expert in stock and futures markets, banking, and asset pricing. He is editor of the Review of Economic Studies.
He has been mentioned as a possible recipient of the Nobel Price in Economics: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/10/10/handicapping-the-2013-economics-nobel/
- Mollenkamp, Carrick, Serena Ng, Liam Pleven and Randall Smith (November 3, 2008). Did a computer flaw nearly wreck AIG? The Wall Street Journal
- Gary Gorton-NBER and Yale-Slapped in the Face by the Invisible Hand: Banking and the Panic of 2007-Updated May 2009
- Krishnan, Barani (August 22, 2007). "Inventories, not other markets, drive commodities". Reuters. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
- Gary Gorton homepage via Yale University
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