economics

Jewish-American Economist Is Among Two Americans To Win Nobel Prize

Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley's work focuses on markets that do not have prices.

10/16/2012

Jewish-American economist Alvin Roth and his American colleague Lloyd Shapley were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science on Monday for their work on market design and matching theory.

Their groundbreaking work, which primarily focuses on markets that do not have prices, enables people and companies to find and select one another in everything from marriage to school choice to jobs to organ donations.

Alvin Roth. Wikimedia Commons.

Why We (Still) Can’t Wait: The Jewish Case for a Living Wage

04/08/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

Forty-three years ago this month, our nation watched the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. The images were seared into our minds, along with the sense that our nation had lost a beacon of hope in the ongoing struggle for racial and economic justice. Though he had lived to see many important advances and constitutional guarantees for all Americans regardless of race or creed, Dr. King was murdered before he had made much progress toward another vitally important goal: economic justice.

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