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Economist from Harvard shares Nobel Prize

Studied choices and decision-making

Harvard University economist Alvin Roth’s groundbreaking research on decision-making and choices earned him a number of honors, including the Nobel Prize, which he was awarded on Monday.

But the prize also shines the spotlight on a man who made his own unconventional life choices, from dropping out of high school as a teenager to leaving Harvard at the pinnacle of his academic career to take a job at Stanford University, which he officially begins in January.

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