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News and briefs: Nobel Prize winner's work includes residency matching system

Residency Program Insider, October 16, 2012

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The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science was awarded this week to Alvin E. Roth, whose matching theory aided the current residency matching system in place in GME. Roth analyzed the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and developed a system that posted residency assignments simultaneously to level the matching playing field, according to a New York Times article.

Roth did not design NRMP’s matching system, but improved the original design in several areas with “assignment algorithms,” such as figuring out how to best match married couples jointly seeking residencies.

Roth was awarded the Nobel Prize jointly with Lloyd Shapley.

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