Economics Book Club for Teachers–Ongoing
An economics book club for teachers of all grades in Tucson and southern Arizona, funded by TRBF. Participants read titles selected by the group and then meet to discuss and share ideas for classroom application, under the facilitation of Virginia Stanek, retired high school economics teacher.
Please be aware that in keeping with the original purpose and intent of the TRBF Economics Book Club, teachers will be admitted as long as they are in contract teaching positions, with admission preference given to teachers who are teaching economics and/or social studies at any grade level.
Next Book: April 26, 2017
WHO GETS WHAT AND WHY: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design
By Albert Roth
April 26, 2017
If you’ve ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to college or guided your child into a good kindergarten, asked someone out on a date or been asked out, you’ve participated in a kind of market. Most of the study of economics deals with commodity markets, where the price of a good connects sellers and buyers. But what about other kinds of “goods,” like a spot in the Yale freshman class or a position at Google? This is the territory of matching markets, where “sellers” and “buyers” must choose each other, and price isn’t the only factor determining who gets what.
Alvin E. Roth is one of the world’s leading experts on matching markets. He has even designed several of them, including the exchange that places medical students in residencies and the system that increases the number of kidney transplants by better matching donors to patients. In Who Gets What―And Why, Roth reveals the matching markets hidden around us and shows how to recognize a good match and make smarter, more confident decisions.