Lecture by Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth
The Stanford University Alumni Club has extended an invitation to us to attend an upcoming lecture by Nobel Laureate and former Harvard Professor Alvin Roth on Tuesday March 18, 5:00 p.m. at Cabrillo Pavillion. To attend, please RSVP here (so we have a head-count), then pay $25 at the door with cash or with a check made out to Stanford Club of Santa Barbara.
Nobel Laureate and Stanford professor Alvin Roth applied market design to improve the residency matching process for doctors in the United States, the admissions process for New York City, Boston, Denver, and New Orleans public high schools, and the matching process for multistep kidney exchanges. Join fellow Stanford alumni and friends as Professor Roth shares how he brought together theory, evidence and design in an innovative fashion to turn his research into practical value.
Reception from 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Alvin Roth is a pioneer in game theory and experimental economics and in their application to the design of new economic institutions. His work on the theory of matching markets includes redesigning mechanisms for selecting medical residents; multistep kidney exchanges; and school choice in New York City, Boston, Denver and New Orleans. Professor Roth shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work on market design. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, and a member of the National Academy of Science. He has also been a Guggenheim and Sloan fellow.