Who Gets What and Why by Alvin E. Roth


“In this fascinating, often surprising book, Alvin Roth guides us through the jungle of modern life, pointing to the many markets that are hidden in plain view all around us. He teaches us how markets work—and fail—and how we can build better ones.”
—Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

“If you have a market you want to work better, Al Roth is your man. His new book is fun and compelling—social science at its best.”
—N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University and author of Principles of Economics

“In a book filled with wit, charm, common sense and uncommon wisdom, Roth challenges traditional economics by emphasizing that markets can often be freer and work much better when they are governed by carefully chosen rules!”
—Paul Milgrom, the Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University

★“The co-recipient of the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences introduces what he calls the new economics of matchmaking and market design....Roth’s case studies illustrate how problems that obstruct successful matches can be identified economically and overcome....An exciting practical approach to economics that enables both individuals and institutions to achieve their goals without running afoul of the profit motive.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred

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