The Economist as Engineer: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design, a talk by Nobel Laureate Al Roth, Professor of Economics at Stanford University
This talk is made possible through the generosity of William Comanor '59
Monday, March 23rd, 2015 ~ 5:30pm, Sharpless Auditorium
Al Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George Gund Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard. He shared the 2012 Nobel memorial prize in Economics, "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.”. His work is in game theory, experimental economics, and market design. He directed the redesign of the National Resident Matching Program, through which most American doctors find their first employment as residents at American hospitals. He has also helped in the reorganization of the market for more senior physicians, as they pursue subspecialty training, and in other labor markets. He helped design the high school matching systems used in New York City, and the school choice systems for public and charter schools in other large American cities. He has helped in the design and implementation of kidney exchange, which allows incompatible patient-donor pairs to find compatible kidneys for transplantation.
This talk is made possible through generous funding by William Comanor '59