A Nobel laureate reveals the often surprising rules that govern a vast array of activities a both mundane and life-changing a in which money may play little or no role. If youave 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, youave 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 agoods, a like a spot in the Yale freshman class or a position at Google? This is the territory of matching markets, where asellersa and abuyersa must choose each other, and price isnat the only factor determining who gets what. Alvin E. Roth is one of the worldas 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 a And Why, Roth reveals the matching markets hidden around us and shows how to recognize a good match and make smarter, more confident decisions.But coaches worry that all the other teams are recruiting early, and if they dona#39;t do the same, they could miss out on a future star. This asoonera mentality isna#39;t limited to the ... first met a Stanford Cardinals coach. So far, the earliest answer Ia#39;ve gotten was from a player on the womena#39;s basketball team, who first met a Cardinals coach when she was in sixth grade. ... Rushing to be sooner isna#39;t just something in the history books or on the sports pages. If you know a recent college graduateanbsp;...
|Title||:||Who Gets What — and Why|
|Author||:||Alvin E. Roth|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2015-06-02|