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15 Nov
Nobel Laureate in Economics Alvin Roth and "Controversial Markets."
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Department of Economics
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Nobel Laureate in Economics Alvin Roth and "Controversial Markets."

The Department of Economics welcomes Nobel laureate in Economis Alvin Roth.  Faculty and student are invited to attend his talk and a coffee chat afterwards.  

Alvin 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. From 1982-98 he was the Mellon Professor of Economics at Pitt, and helped start the world renowned Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL). He shared with Lloyd Shapley the 2012 Nobel memorial prize in Economics for their work on “Stable Allocation and the Practice of Market Design”.

Professor Roth directed the redesign of the National Resident Matching Program, through which twenty-five thousand doctors a year find their first employment. He has also helped reorganizing the market for more senior physicians, as they pursue subspecialty training. He helped design the matching system for students in several large American cities, including the systems used for high school students in New York City, and that used for students of all ages in Boston Public Schools. He is one of the founders and designers of kidney exchange in the United States, which helps incompatible patient-donor pairs find life-saving compatible kidneys for transplantation.

 

Friday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 1501
230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

Nobel Laureate in Economics Alvin Roth and "Controversial Markets."

The Department of Economics welcomes Nobel laureate in Economis Alvin Roth.  Faculty and student are invited to attend his talk and a coffee chat afterwards.  

Alvin 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. From 1982-98 he was the Mellon Professor of Economics at Pitt, and helped start the world renowned Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL). He shared with Lloyd Shapley the 2012 Nobel memorial prize in Economics for their work on “Stable Allocation and the Practice of Market Design”.

Professor Roth directed the redesign of the National Resident Matching Program, through which twenty-five thousand doctors a year find their first employment. He has also helped reorganizing the market for more senior physicians, as they pursue subspecialty training. He helped design the matching system for students in several large American cities, including the systems used for high school students in New York City, and that used for students of all ages in Boston Public Schools. He is one of the founders and designers of kidney exchange in the United States, which helps incompatible patient-donor pairs find life-saving compatible kidneys for transplantation.

 

Friday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 1501
230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

Topic

Research

University Unit
Department of Economics