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Alvin E. Roth

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Alvin Eliot Roth (born December 18, 1951) is an American academic. He 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.[2] He was President of the American Economics Association in 2017.[3]

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Alvin Eliot Roth

(1951-12-18) December 18, 1951 (age 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
ChildrenAaron Roth
InstitutionStanford University
Harvard University
FieldGame theory, market design, experimental economics
Alma materColumbia University B.S.
Stanford University Ph.D.
Robert B. Wilson
Muriel Niederle
Georg Weizsäcker
Parag Pathak[1]
Fuhito Kojima
ContributionsMarket design
AwardsFrederick W. Lanchester Prize (1990)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2012)
Golden Goose Award (2013)
Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2013)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

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.[4][5]

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".[6]