Guest Lecture from Nobel Prize Winner Announced

Posted on Thursday 13th December 2012

Recent Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Al Roth provides an open, guest lecture for the University of Birmingham’s College of Social Sciences on Monday 4th February 2013.

Described as “an economist who saves lives”, Roth’s application of economics and the idea of “matching algorithm” is enabling a creative use of his research – including life-saving work.

His research has been applied to:

  • Kidney Donation Exchange – matching incompatible patient-donor pairs with others, in as wide a network as possible (and no money changing hands)
  • Public Schools – by matching students to high schools based on preferences
  • Medical Students – matching medics to hospitals where they complete residency programmes

Professor Al Roth will deliver a guest lecture, together with an opportunity to ask questions. Refreshments will also be available after the guest lecture.

Title of lecture: Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design: A Guest Lecture by Professor Al Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Winner for Economics, Stanford University, US.

Further information:

Demand for this event is high and registration is therefore essential, please use this online form to register your place or contact Guvinder Kaur Rajania - Email:g.rajania@bham.ac.uk if you need further details or register for the event using our online form