Economist Alvin E. Roth, Co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics
We congratulate our friend and past colleague Alvin E. Roth, currently the George Gund Professor of Economics at Harvard, for winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. The prize is shared with Lloyd Shapley, professor emeritus of economics and mathematics at UCLA. The prize was awarded "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design." Al began and completed much of his research on matching and market design while being the first University of Pittsburgh Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, from 1982 to 1998. The combined use of theory and laboratory experiments was central to his work. Under Al's leadership, the department of economics at Pitt became, and is still regarded as a leader in experimental economics.
Please see http://www.news.pitt.edu/Roth_Nobel_Prize for more information.
The Department of Economics welcomes our new Assistant Professor
Sewon Hur is a macroeconomist who specializes in quantitative macroeconomics, international trade and finance, and economic growth. His recent research includes the effects of the Great Recession on different generations, foreign reserves and sudden stops in emerging economies, and the interaction of entry barriers and financial frictions in economic growth.
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