Matchmaker, matchmaker

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. [1] 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

DNC 2016

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