Akerlof and Shiller are driving forward a “coming of age in political psychology”

Please join us in congratulating George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller who have once again garnered recognition for Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism!

The book is hailed as a co-winner of this year’s Robert Lane Award for the Best Book in Political Psychology presented by the Political Psychology section of the American Political Science Association. Chair of the awards committee Kristen Renwick notes, “Essentially, we thought Animal Spirits illustrates the influence of political and cognitive psychology in other disciplines in social science and reflects a coming of age in political psychology as a discipline.”

Well deserved words for a great book that has also been named:

*Co-winner of a 2010 Silver Medial in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship
*Winner of the getAbstract International Book Award 2009
*Winner of the 2009 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Oustanding Scholarsly Writing on Lifelong Financial Secuirity
* Winner of the Finance Book of the Year 2009, CBN (China Business News) Financial Value Ranking

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* Shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 2009
* Featured on the Financial Times (FT.com) list, “Books of the Year”
* Listed on Bloomberg.com in a review by James Pressley as two of “our favorite financial-crisis books this year.”

For a complete list of recent award-winning Princeton University Press, please click here.