Christopher A. Pissarides

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Sir Christopher Pissarides
Born (1948-02-20) 20 February 1948 (age 76)[1]
Nicosia, Cyprus
NationalityCypriot, British
InstitutionLondon School of Economics 1976–present
University of Southampton 1974–76
University of Cyprus 2011–present[2]
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2013–present[3]
FieldLabour economics
Alma materLondon School of Economics
University of Essex
Michio Morishima
InfluencesDale Mortensen
ContributionsMacroeconomic search and matching theories of unemployment,
matching function,
structural growth
AwardsIZA Prize in Labor Economics (2006)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Sir Christopher Antoniou Pissarides FBA (/ˌpɪsəˈrdz/; Greek: Χριστόφορος Αντωνίου Πισσαρίδης; born 20 February 1948[1]) is a British-Cypriot economist.

He is the School Professor of Economics & Political Science and Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus.

In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen, "for their analysis of markets with theory of search frictions."[4]

Early life[change | change source]

Pisaridis is a Greek Orthodox. He was born in Nicosia, Cyprus.[5]

He received his BA in Economics in 1970 and MA in Economics in 1971 from the University of Essex. He later enrolled at the London School of Economics, where he obtained a doctorate in economics in 1973 for a thesis entitled "Individual Behavior in Markets with Imperfect Information".[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Prof Christopher Pissarides Archived 14 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine at
  2. "Christophoros Pissarides won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences". Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. "Christopher Pissarides - People - HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  4. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2010 : Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen, Christopher A. Pissarides, Noberl Prize Organization website
  5. "Christopher A. Pissarides: Facts". Nobel Prize Organization website. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  6. "Christopher A. Pissarides CV" (PDF). London School of Economics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2018.