Last week, Philipp Kircher gave the Royal Economics Society's annual public lecture on the economics of 'finding the right match', comparing the labor market to the marriage market.  This topic reminds me of matchmaking as a concept of market design. in 1962, David Gale and Lloyd Shapley published a (readable) paper on the problem of pairwise matching. They showed that … Continue reading Matchmaker, matchmaker
We caught a glimpse of the grandeur as we arrived into Philadelphia's 30th St. train station, huge navy "2016 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION COMCAST/NBC" banners unfurled along the walls. But the drive—and the walk—up to the Wells Fargo arena was rather unassuming. No thousands of protesters lining the streets. Cars crawl into the Philadelphia sports complex in organized fashion, like ants, unloading their … Continue reading DNC 2016
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I look back to our graduation speakers, who more eloquently voice my thoughts, and whose words, although spoken in May, could not be more relevant today: Drew Faust, President of Harvard University: “What is going on? What is happening to the world?…We sing in our alma mater about calm rising through change and through storm. … Continue reading Graduation Reflection
I recently returned from the 2016 Harvard College Israel Trek, in which myself and 47 peers explored Israel on a 10-day trip led by six Israeli students from Harvard. On the third night, we went camping in the desert near the Masada. “Yesterday, we slept at a four-star hotel. Tonight, we sleep under a million stars.” … Continue reading Adventures in Israel