Events Repugnant Transactions and Forbidden Markets

Time:Monday, July 9, 2018 16:15 – 17:30
Location:Auditorium, Wei Lun Building, School of Economics and Business, Tsinghua University

Speaker: Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor of Stanford University

Alvin Elliot Roth (born December 18, 1951) 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, and the 2017 President of the American Economics Association.

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".

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.