Pissarides, Christopher Antoniou

Pissarides, Christopher Antoniou,

1948–, British-Cypriot economist, b. Nicosia, Cyprus, Ph.D. London School of Economics, 1973. He has been a professor at the London School of Economics since 1976. Pissarides examined the labor market and helped to develope matching theory, which is used to study employment and unemployment. Along with Peter DiamondDiamond, Peter Arthur,
1940–, American economist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963. Diamond was a professor at the Univ. of California, Berkeley, from 1963 to 1966, when he joined the faculty at his alma mater; he was named institute
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 and Dale MortensenMortensen, Dale Thomas,
1939–2014, American economist, b. Enterprise, Oreg., Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon Univ., 1967. Mortensen a professor at Northwestern Univ. for his entire academic career.
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, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010 for their individual and joint contributions to search and matching theory and the Diamond-Mortensen-Pissarides model, which is used to study unemployment and other aspects of the labor market. Pissarides wrote Equilibrium Unemployment Theory (2d ed., 2000), a standard reference work.
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