Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The underlying structure of matching models: Scott Kominers

Scott recently finished his unusually well attended dissertation defense. He's engaged in a wide ranging effort to prove all the familiar theorems about matching models without any of the familiar assumptions, or at least with a demonstrably minimal set of assumptions, and hence to discover why things work in models of who gets what.

John Hatfield, on the right in the picture below, is one of Scott's chief co-conspirators.

And here they are, getting down to serious drinking afterwards:

Welcome to the club, Scott.

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