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ISU Lecture: “Who Gets What and Why? Economists as Engineers” with Economics Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth

Author: Stacey Maifeld | Image: Stacey Maifeld

Dr. Alvin Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw professor of economics at Stanford University and the Gund professor of economics and business administration emeritus at Harvard University. He was President of the American Economics Association in 2017. Dr. Roth has made significant contributions to the fields of game theory, market design and experimental economics, and is known for his emphasis on applying economic theory to solutions for “real-world” problems.

In 2012, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Lloyd Shapley “for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.”

This event will be recorded and available for two weeks on the Lectures website at

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government).