Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth to Give 2017 Milliman Lecture in Economics

Alvin Roth (© The Nobel Foundation, U Montan)

The 2017 Biennial Endowed Milliman Lecture in Economics will be delivered this spring by Dr. Alvin Roth, the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of market design and game theory. Roth was the co-recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics, with Lloyd Shapley, "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design". Roth is also the Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard, where he taught from 1998 - 2012.

Professor Roth completed his PhD in operations research at Stanford University in 1974. Prior to his tenure at Harvard, he taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Pittsburgh. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds several honorary doctorates. Read Roth's full biography here and read or watch his prize lecture, "The Theory and Practice of Market Design". 

About the 2017 Lecture

"Markets and Marketplaces: The New and Not So New Economics of Market Design"
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dempsey Hall 302 (Anthony's Executive Forum at the Foster School of Business)
Free, but seats are limited and registration is required 

About the Milliman Lecture in Economics

The Milliman Endowed Lecture is made possible by the generosity of Glen and Alison Milliman, who in 1995 established The Glen S. and Alison W. Milliman Endowed Fund in Economics to provide a permanent source of funding for this biennial lecture. Glen is an entrepreneur, with a long career in international trade, and is a philanthropist and leader for many local non-profits. He earned his BA in Economics at UW in 1981. Alison Wyckoff Milliman is a creative leader in the Seattle arts community, a philanthropist and visionary who founded MadArt Seattle, a program that supports the work of emerging artists who showcase their art in surprising venues, themes and creations. She earned her BA in art history at UW in 1984 and went on to study at Christie's in London. In 2012, Glen and Alison established the Milliman Endowed Chair in Economics. Glen and Alison live in Seattle and have three children.

See a list of past Milliman lecture speakers here