Arnold Kling  

Lecture on Mechanism Design

Survey Availability Bias... Masonomics...

He's not a Nobel Laureate, but Al Roth gave a recent lecture at Google on the topic. He talks about job matching and kidney sales as examples.

Bonus question: can you name the economist who introduces Roth?

Thanks to Greg Mankiw for the pointer.

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Mike writes:

If you listen carefully at the end of the introduction, Al Roth says to the introducer, "Thanks, Hal." It is none other than Hal Varian.

Al Roth also has an article in the October 2007 issue of the Harvard Business Review, covering the same general topics.

Jeff writes:

Here is an earlier lecture given by Al Roth at Boston University, covering similar topics in market design.

Asif Dowla writes:

Hal Varian--the new chief economist for Google.

Sally writes:

Al Roth is a smart guy, it's always pleasant to listen to his speech.

V writes:

My economist boss decided that mech. design was not really a field in its own right and didn't deserve much attention or Nobel prizes and could only point out the obvious. I should email him this link...I thought it was really neat to think about designing markets and how to go about getting it right is completely in the realm of mech. design and is apparently very difficult, complex, and challenging.

Patri Friedman writes:

I ask some questions in that video. (And I also now work for Hal).

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