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Alvin Roth

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Alvin Roth

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
PhD, Operations Research, Stanford University, 1974
MS, Operations Research, Stanford University, 1973
BS, Operations Research, Columbia University, 1971
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Alvin E. Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He is also the Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University.

Roth has made significant contributions to the fields of game theory, market design and experimental economics, and is known for his emphasis on applying economic theory to solutions for "real-world" problems.

In 2012, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Lloyd Shapley "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design".

Focal Areas: 
Innovation and Technology
Regulation and Competition