Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gale and Shapley '62, a long-standing appreciation

While preparing for a talk I gave in England, I recently reread my 1990 paper: Roth, A.E., "New Physicians: A Natural Experiment in Market Organization," Science, 250, 1990, 1524-1528.

I hadn't recalled it, but this was the last paragraph of that paper:

"It is noteworthy that the simple idea of pairwise stability formulated by Gale and Shapley (5) has turned out to have so much empirical power. I think their paper has thus proved to be the kind of theoretical work that merits the highest scientific recognition."

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