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Economics Nobel Honors Matchmaking Finesse

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Science  19 Oct 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6105, pp. 314
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6105.314

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How do you make a perfect match—between doctors and hospitals, between schools and students, or even between kidneys and patients? Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for helping to answer that question. The Nobel committee awarded the prize to the two economists "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design."