Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design

3.87 avg rating
( 1,380 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007520770: Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have.In many parts of life - jobs, housing, medical care, education, even a date on the internet - price is not the only determinant of who gets what. So how do the other processes that influence who gets which goods, jobs, university places and partners really work?In `Who Gets What', Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin Roth uncovers the global rules of how markets allocate, how matchmaking shapes lives, where markets exist that we may not even realise, and how everything about our biggest experiences - from getting accepted at university or living where we want - can be better understood and negotiated when one understands the design of those matching markets. The distribution of rewards is often unfair, but it's seldom as random as it seems, and Roth reveals just how much of our life takes place in marketplaces, and leads us to a new understanding of who gets what and why.For fans of `Freakonomics' and `Thinking Fast and Slow' this groundbreaking book sheds new light on the politics of free markets, and how many things that we choose in life also must choose us.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Alvin E. Roth is the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and is one of the world's leading experts in the fields of market design and game theory. He was corecipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics.

Review:

`He's perfectly brilliant and everyone knows it. But Roth is also an articulate and witty scientist with an impish sense of humour who can make even the most complicated idea seem so simple that you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself. Roth's thinking has revolutionised the design of the "matching systems"' Daniel Gilbert, author of the bestselling `Stumbling on Happiness'`In this fascinating, often surprising book, Alvin Roth guides us through the jungle of modern life, pointing to the many markets that are hidden in plain view all around us. He teaches how markets work - and fail - and how we can build better ones' Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational `Al Roth is a brilliantly original thinker, but he has spent his entire career solving real, practical problems. He designs markets, but has thought harder than anyone about the ethics and emotions of the marketplace. What's more, he saves lives. Not in some abstract sense: he has saved the lives of real people, and you can shake their hands, look them in the eye, and hear them tell you how he did it. We need more economists like him' Tim Harford, author of `The Logic of Life' and `The Undercover Economist'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780007520763: Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  000752076X ISBN 13:  9780007520763
Publisher: William Collins, 2015
Hardcover

9780007520787: Who Gets What - And Why: Understand the Choices You Have, Improve the Choices You Make

HARPER..., 2012
Softcover

9780007583171: Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design

Harper...
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Roth, Alvin
Published by William Collins
ISBN 10: 0007520778 ISBN 13: 9780007520770
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins. Condition: New. How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have. Num Pages: 272 pages. Dimension: 156 x 234 x 26. Weight in Grams: 414. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KCD0026374

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Alvin Roth
ISBN 10: 0007520778 ISBN 13: 9780007520770
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have. In many parts of life - jobs, housing, medical care, education, even a date on the internet - price i.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.414. Seller Inventory # 9780007520770

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Roth, Alvin
Published by William Collins (2015)
ISBN 10: 0007520778 ISBN 13: 9780007520770
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins, 2015. Condition: New. How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have. Num Pages: 272 pages. Dimension: 156 x 234 x 26. Weight in Grams: 414. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # KCD0026374

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Alvin Roth
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2015)
ISBN 10: 0007520778 ISBN 13: 9780007520770
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have. In many parts of life ? jobs, housing, medical care, education, even a date on the internet ? price is not the only determinant of who gets what. So how do the other processes that influence who gets which goods, jobs, university places and partners really work?In ?Who Gets What', Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin Roth uncovers the global rules of how markets allocate, how matchmaking shapes lives, where markets exist that we may not even realise, and how everything about our biggest experiences ? from getting accepted at university or living where we want ? can be better understood and negotiated when one understands the design of those matching markets. The distribution of rewards is often unfair, but it's seldom as random as it seems, and Roth reveals just how much of our life takes place in marketplaces, and leads us to a new understanding of who gets what and why.For fans of ?Freakonomics' and ?Thinking Fast and Slow' this groundbreaking book sheds new light on the politics of free markets, and how many things that we choose in life also must choose us. Paperback. Seller Inventory # MM-41034255

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.90
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Alvin Roth
ISBN 10: 0007520778 ISBN 13: 9780007520770
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have. In many parts of life - jobs, housing, medical care, education, even a date on the inter.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.414. Seller Inventory # 9780007520770

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds