The reluctant Nobel laureate

A real good one by the 2012 Economics Nobel co-winner Alvin Roth

The laureates’ work is all about matching – in marriage, school choice etc. It’s been built into software for kidney transplants. Any thoughts on the euro crisis? Roth replies: “That’s not the kind of economist I am…It is too soon after the award of my Nobel prize for my expertise to have become general” …

via The Guardian, reflecting the pressure on economists to come across as omnipotent


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