Who Gets What ― and Why
The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design
by Alvin Roth
“In his fluent and accessible book, Mr. Roth vividly describes the successes of market design.”— Economist.com “In this fascinating, often surprising book, Alvin Roth guides us through the jungles of modern life, pointing to the many markets that are hidden in plain view all around us.” — Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational and The (Honest...
Jan 01, 2019In 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