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A UCLA professor has been awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in matching theory and its practical applications. Alvin Roth, a professor at Stanford is sharing the prize with UCLA professor Lloyd Shapely.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The theory is all about matching people to their needs and has practical applications anywhere where needs exist. Examples include matching donated organs with patients, doctors with hospitals, and job seekers with employers.
The two professors worked independently to develop their own theories which provide essentially the same result.
The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually to outstanding contributors in various fields of science, economics, and peace and are named in honor of Alfred Nobel, whose most famous invention was dynamite.
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