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The Source: Markets, Markets Everywhere. But What Makes them Work?


What are you in the market for, a new car, a job, a spouse, maybe a kidney. Well everyone wants something, but what people give us to get it is what makes a market. Alvin Roth is a Nobel Prize-winning economist whose new book "Who Gets What—and Why" explores what makes efficient matchmaking markets, what makes failures, and what failures can be overcome through better design. 


  • Alvin E Roth, the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a leading expert in market design.
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive