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Harvard professor Alvin Roth wins Nobel economics prize

Roth is one of two Americans to share the award

Harvard University professor Alvin Roth was one of two scholars awarded the Nobel prize in economics on Monday for his studies about choices that lead to more efficient and successful match-ups between doctors and hospitals, students and schools, and organs and transplant recipients.

Roth and Lloyd Shapley, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles, helped spark a “flourishing field of research” that revolutionized the performance of many markets, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

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