Harvard professor Alvin Roth wins Nobel economics prize
Roth is one of two Americans to share the award
Two American scholars were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools, and human organs with transplant recipients. The work of Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley has sparked a ‘‘flourishing field of research,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. Roth, 60, is a professor at Harvard University and Harvard Business School. Right now he is a visiting professor at Stanford University. Shapley, 89, is a professor emeritus at University of California Los Angeles.