Introducing Al Roth

We’re excited to introduce and welcome Al Roth to our blogging community.  Al blogs at Market Design and will be cross-posting his health-related content here.

Al 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 shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Al’s research, teaching, and consulting interests are in game theory, experimental economics, and market design. The best known of the markets he has designed (or, in this case, redesigned) is the National Resident Matching Program, through which approximately twenty thousand doctors a year find their first employment as residents at American hospitals. He has recently been involved in the reorganization of the market for Gastroenterology fellows, which started using a clearinghouse in 2006 for positions beginning in 2007. He is one of the founders and designers of the New England Program for Kidney Exchange, for incompatible patient-donor pairs. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and has been a Guggenheim and Sloan fellow. He received his Ph.D at Stanford University, and came to Harvard from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was the Andrew Mellon Professor of Economics.

For a list of Al’s work, see here.

Welcome, Al!

Updated September 5, 2013.

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