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The dggö invites to virtual talks by Alvin Roth and Robert Slonim

The German health economics association dggö is happy to announce the two next international dggö Talks by Alvin Roth (Stanford University) on May 31, 2023 and Robert Slonim (University of Technology Sydney) on August 16, 2023, which will take place in collaboration with the dggö Committee on Allocation and Distribution.

1. Professor Alvin Roth, Stanford University
"Can Market Design Increase Medical Donations? Kidney exchange and other mechanisms".
May 31, 5-6 pm CET
For a zoom link see here after May 29.

Al Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George Gund Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard. He shared the 2012 Nobel memorial prize in Economics. He was President of the American Economic Association in 2017, and is a member of the National Academy of Science. He directed the redesign of the National Resident Matching Program, through which most American doctors find their first employment. He helped design the school choice systems used in several large American cities. He is one of the organizers and designers of kidney exchange in the United States, which helps incompatible patient-donor pairs find compatible kidneys for transplantation (and which is spreading around the world, but which is not yet supported in Germany).


2. Professor Robert Slonim, University of Technology
"Blood donations: What health policy can learn from behavioral economics" (tbc)
August 16, 12-1pm CET
For a zoom link see here after August 13.

Robert Slonim is a Professor in the Economics Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney. He previously worked at the University of Sydney (2008-2021) and Case Western Reserve University (1998-2008). He received his PhD in Economics from Duke University in 1995 and was a Postdoc working with Professor Alvin Roth (1996-1998). Professor Slonim's research interests are in Behavioural Economics with a focus on practical solutions to improve people’s well-being. He has published over 50 academic research articles on a range of topics including game theory, education, public policy, charitable donations, blood donations and altruism across several academic disciplines. His work has appeared in leading academic journals in Economics, Management, Science and Medicine, and many articles in the popular press. He has received numerous internationally competitive grants including multiple US National Science Foundation and Australian Research Council grants. He was the co-founding and initial co-editor of the Journal of the Economic Science Association (2015-2020) and is currently an Associate Editor at Management Science. Professor Slonim was the Director of Research of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Behavioural Economics Team of Australia (2016-2017). In his role, he provided economics and behavioural economics research leadership on more than a dozen research projects across the federal government, presented lectures to many government departments and he continues to serve on multiple government advisory panels. He also received an appointment by the Australian Minister of Agriculture to serve on an independent panel (with two others) to provide a comprehensive evaluation and offer advice to improve Australia’s Farm Household Allowance policy, which resulted in several changes to the national program.

With the event series "dggö Talk," we aim to create a forum for presenting current and significant research contributions to a broad audience interested in health economics.  The "dggö Talk" is organized as an online meeting. There will be an opportunity to ask questions to the speaker.

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