Market design: An interview with Nobel laureate Alvin Roth

Alvin E. Roth interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 16 Oct 2012

In this Vox Talk from 2008, Alvin Roth talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about some of the research for which he was recently awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (with Lloyd Shapley). They discuss his work designing markets for kidney exchange, mechanisms for school choice in New York and Boston, and efficient systems for getting doctors and economists into their first jobs. Roth also explains the significance of repugnance as a constraint on markets.

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Topics: Education, Health economics, Labour markets
Tags: doctors, economists, organ exchange, repugnance

George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration in the Department of Economics, Harvard University