Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Nikhil Agarwal, in Forbes

30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital

"Then there are the big thinkers. MIT Assistant Prof. Nikhil Agarwal is using economics theory to understand how the medical match, which decides where doctors train, works."

Nikhil Agarwal, 28

Assistant professor, MIT
The match system that decides where doctors do their residencies can seem unfair. Worse: it seemed more prestigious hospitals paid less than they should. This MIT economist has created models showing that this is simply the result of having a limited number of positions at the programs that provide the best training. Next up: a study of the similar match system used in New York City high schools.

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