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Nobel laureate Roth kicks off DOJ antitrust lecture series

Antitrust enforcers often extol the importance of economics in making antitrust policy, so it’s not shocking that the Justice Department would create an endowed lectureship to link the two.

The Jackson-Nash lecture, which the antitrust division plans as an annual event, kicked off on Feb. 26 with a talk by Nobel laureate Alvin Roth, where he discussed competition-related aspects of medical residency matching and kidney transplants.

His topic was “Who Gets What — and Why,” which describes matching markets, a mathematical framework for quantifying mutually beneficial...

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