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Who Gets What ― and Why

The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design

Alvin Roth

Discover the hidden world of matching markets with this fascinating book by Nobel laureate Alvin E. Roth. If you've ever applied to college, hired someone, or dated, you've participated in a kind of market where price isn't the only factor. Roth explores how these markets work and shows readers how to make smarter decisions. With wit and uncommon wisdom, Who Gets What―and Why is a pleasure to read.
Publish Date
first published in 2014
Goodreads Rating
In an illustration of how ideas compound over time, I read one of my favorite books of 2018 back in 2016. Alvin Roth won a Nobel prize in Economics for his work on market design. I read his book, Who Gets What – and Why at the recommendation of Uber's chief economist Jonathan Hall, and its thoughts on the economics of marketplaces shaped my own book, WTF? What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us.      source
A good day to recommend Who Gets What and Why, Alvin Roth’s very good book on matching markets.      source