Alvin Roth Lecture: Computer-Assisted Smart Markets

March 06, 2014
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Department of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series
Alvin Roth (Nobel Prize in Economics)
Computer-Assisted Smart Markets: From Labor Markets to Kidney Exchange

Thursday March 6, 2014, 3:10 p.m.
Student Community Center Multi-Purpose Room

Reception and refreshments 2:30 p.m.
Alvin Roth
More and more modern marketplaces are mediated by computers, and this opens up some new possibilities for market design, and new areas of intersection between economics and computer science. I will give examples from the design of the labor market clearinghouses for American doctors (“the Match”) through which most doctors in the U.S. get their first jobs, and from the design of kidney exchange clearinghouses that help match patients with compatible living kidney donors.

Alvin Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He is also the Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University. He works in the areas of game theory, experimental economics and market design. He shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Host: Dan Gusfield, Department of Computer Science

Co-hosted by Department of Economics, UC Davis

Student Community Center

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