YEREVAN (ARKA)—An American economist of Armenian descent, Daron Acemoglu, has topped the rankings of the most influential economists, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).
The ranking is based on information about 2,223 economists and their research papers over the last ten years.
Daron Acemoglu was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1967. He received his BA in economics from the University of York, along with a Master of Science in mathematical economics and econometrics and, a PhD in economics at the London School of Economics. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the inaugural T.W. Schulz Prize, awarded to him for “exceptional work by an economist in early or mid-career.”
Acemoglu’s name has previously been mentioned as a contender for the Nobel Prize.