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The Resource Who gets what--and why : the new economics of matchmaking and market design, Alvin E. Roth

Who gets what--and why : the new economics of matchmaking and market design, Alvin E. Roth

Label
Who gets what--and why : the new economics of matchmaking and market design
Title
Who gets what--and why
Title remainder
the new economics of matchmaking and market design
Statement of responsibility
Alvin E. Roth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Nobel laureate reveals the often surprising rules that govern a vast array of activities -- both mundane and life-changing -- in which money may play little or no role. If you've ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to college or guided your child into a good kindergarten, asked someone out on a date or been asked out, you've participated in a kind of market. Most of the study of economics deals with commodity markets, where the price of a good connects sellers and buyers. But what about other kinds of "goods," like a spot in the Yale freshman class or a position at Google? This is the territory of matching markets, where "sellers" and "buyers" must choose each other, and price isn't the only factor determining who gets what. Alvin E. Roth is one of the world's leading experts on matching markets. He has even designed several of them, including the exchange that places medical students in residencies and the system that increases the number of kidney transplants by better matching donors to patients. In Who Gets What -- And Why, Roth reveals the matching markets hidden around us and shows how to recognize a good match and make smarter, more confident decisions"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Alvin E.
Dewey number
330.01/51166
Index
index present
LC call number
HB171
LC item number
.R676 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Matching theory
  • Game theory
  • Markets
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
  • MATHEMATICS / Game Theory
  • Economics
  • Game theory
  • Markets
  • Matching theory
Label
Who gets what--and why : the new economics of matchmaking and market design, Alvin E. Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Markets are everywhere -- Introduction: every market tells a story -- Markets for breakfast and through the day -- Lifesaving changes -- Part II> Thwarted desires: how marketplaces fail -- Too soon -- Too fast: the greed for speed -- Congestion: why thicker needs to be quicker -- Too risky: trust, safety, and simplicity -- Part III. Design inventions to make markets smarter, thicker, and faster -- The match: strong medicine for new doctors -- Back to school -- Signaling -- Part IV. Forbidden markets and free markets -- Repugnant, forbidden... and designed -- Free markets and market design
Control code
885225352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780544291133
Lccn
2015010771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885225352
Label
Who gets what--and why : the new economics of matchmaking and market design, Alvin E. Roth
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Markets are everywhere -- Introduction: every market tells a story -- Markets for breakfast and through the day -- Lifesaving changes -- Part II> Thwarted desires: how marketplaces fail -- Too soon -- Too fast: the greed for speed -- Congestion: why thicker needs to be quicker -- Too risky: trust, safety, and simplicity -- Part III. Design inventions to make markets smarter, thicker, and faster -- The match: strong medicine for new doctors -- Back to school -- Signaling -- Part IV. Forbidden markets and free markets -- Repugnant, forbidden... and designed -- Free markets and market design
Control code
885225352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780544291133
Lccn
2015010771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885225352

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