Prof Al Roth, Nobel Prize Winner - Guest Lecture

Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Monday 4 February 2013 (18:00-19:00)

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.

Please complete the online form to register your interest to attend.


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.

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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.

Please complete the online form to register your interest to attend.

Further information:

Doors will open at 5.45pm for a prompt 6.00pm start.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event, the lecture will now be taking place in the Great Hall in the Aston Webb Building.

If you would like any information about the event please contact Guvinder Kaur Rajania

For live updates from the event, follow the College of Social Sciences’ twitter page @CoSS_Birmingham.  

Image courtesy of Otto Westerlundh

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