Alvin Roth

Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Research Interests

  • Market Design

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Operations Research, Stanford University, 1974
  • MS in Operations Research, Stanford University, 1973
  • BS in Operations Research, Columbia University, 1971

Academic Appointments

  • Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford University, 2013–present
  • McCaw Senior Visiting Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford, 2012
  • George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard University, 2012–present
  • George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Economics, Harvard University, and Harvard Business School, 1998–2012
  • A.W. Mellon Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1982–1998
  • Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1983–1998
  • Professor of Business Administration, Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 1985–1998
  • Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 1979–1982
  • Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, 1979–1982
  • Beckman Associate, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, 1981–1982
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration and Department of Economics, University of Illinois, 1974–1979
  • Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration and Department of Economics, University of Illinois, 1977–1979
  • Institute Associate, Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences, Stanford University, 1978
  • Mendes-France Visiting Professor of Economics, The Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1986
  • Bogen Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1995
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, 1995

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1998–present

Awards and Honors

  • Morse Lectureship Award, INFORMS, 2021
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Economic Theory Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), 2013
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2013
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012
  • NKR Terasaki Medical Innovation Award, American Transplant Congress, 2012
  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, Sveriges Riksbank, 2012
  • Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students Award, Harvard Business School, 2011
  • Charles M. Williams Award, Harvard Business School, 2010–2011
  • Wyss Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Harvard Business School, 2008
  • T.W. Schultz Prize, Dept. of Economics, University of Chicago, 2006
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
  • Lanchester Prize, Operations Research Society of America, 1990
  • Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1984–1986
  • “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” award, United States Jaycees, 1984
  • Guggenheim Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1983–1984
  • Fellow, Econometric Society, 1983
  • Founders' Prize, Texas Instruments Foundation, 1980
  • “College Educator of the Year” teaching award, University of Illinois, 1979
  • List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois, 1977–1980

Stanford University Affiliations

  • Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research 2013–present

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