BSE Lecture by Alvin E. Roth (Stanford)
November 7, 2019, 14:30-15:45
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Fritz-Reuter-Saal, 3rd floor
Markets need social support to work well. So do bans on markets, since without sufficient social support, bans can be ineffective and can sometimes lead to active black markets. I’ll describe some examples of how these tensions have played out differently in different places, for example, for markets for surrogacy, prostitution, and drugs. A particular example will be the almost (but not quite) universal ban on monetary markets for kidneys, and how this has influenced the treatment of kidney disease and the organization of kidney transplantation around the world, including the development of kidney exchange, which is growing worldwide, but is effectively banned in Germany by current German transplant law.
Alvin E. Roth received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2012 for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design. He is Professor of Economics at Stanford University.
If you want to attend the lecture, please register by giving the subject "Registration BSE Lecture Alvin Roth" as well as your name and your institution via email to veranstaltungen(at)hu-berlin.de.
After the lecture, at 16:00, up to 25 students (Master's and PhD) as well as Postdocs will have the opportunity to attend a round-table discussion with Alvin Roth in which he will address your questions. This round-table discussion will be held at room 2070a at HU's main building (Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin).
If you are a student or Postdoc and want to attend the discussion round, please register until October 31 by giving the subject "Registration round-table discussion Alvin Roth" as well as your name, your institution, your program (BDPEMS, DIW GC, BERA, BSE etc.) and when you started in your program via email to phd.office(at)berlin-econ.de.