Who Gets What-And Why

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alvin E. Roth

Narrated By: Peter Berkrot

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: June 2015

Duration: 7 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

Alvin E. Roth shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for his pioneering research into market design-the principles that govern all kinds of markets where money isn't the only factor in determining who gets what. This includes everything from coffee shops to dating sites to parking spots to internships to school admissions to kidney transplants. To show how ubiquitous these markets are, Roth takes us from an Aborigine tribe who arrange marriages for their unborn grandchildren to the rise of websites like Airbnb and Uber, whose success is largely a function of brilliant market design. Who Gets What-and Why is a piquantly written, mind-expanding exploration of the markets that matter most to many of us. If you've ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to college or guided your child into a good kindergarten, asked someone out on a date or been asked out, you've participated in a matching market. Roth reveals what factors make these markets work well-or badly-and shows us all how to recognize a good match and make smarter, more confident decisions.

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  • Steven Fendry

    Every sentence this reader speaks sounds like a dramatic movie promo. It is terribly distracting from the content.