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Who Gets What – and Why

The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design

By Alvin Roth
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Who Gets What – and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design  by Alvin Roth

In Who Gets What – and Why (2015), Nobel Prize winner Alvin Roth brings his groundbreaking research on market design to a broader, nonspecialist audience, explaining how markets work, why they sometimes fail and what we can do to improve them. Using contemporary examples, Roth outlines the nonfinancial factors that shape markets and shows how we can make more informed marketplace decisions.

  • Anyone interested in how different economies function
  • Business, government and community leaders responsible for designing efficient markets
  • Anyone who wants to make better decisions in life, love and work

In 2012, Alvin E. Roth was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Roth is one of the world’s leading experts in game theory and market design, and is a professor of economics at both Stanford University and Harvard University.

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