ISBN 9780007583171,Who Gets What - And Why The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design

Who Gets What - And Why The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design


Alvin E. Roth


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780007583171

ISBN-10 0007583176


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)


In Who Gets What, Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin Roth uncovers the global rules of how markets allocate, how matchmaking shapes lives, where markets exist that we may not even realize and how everything about our biggest experiences from getting accepted at university or living where we want, can be better understood and negotiated when one understands the design of those matching markets. The distribution of rewards is often unfair, but its seldom as random as it seems and Roth reveals just how much of our life takes place in marketplaces and leads us to a new understanding of who gets what and why.
Alvin Roth is the Professor Emeritus of Economics at Stanford University and the George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and in the Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society and has been a Guggenheim and Sloan fellow. Roth is one of the founders of the new economic discipline of market design. His paper The Economist as Engineer is one of the manifestos of the movement. He has also been one of the pioneers of experimental economics and is a veteran game theorist. He was named Nobel Laureate in Economics in 2012.