Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the College
Joseph Root’s research is focused on describing the trade-offs inherent to the allocation of resources when information is decentralized, clarifying the tension between the fairness, efficiency, and simplicity of mechanisms. His work has applications in a wide variety of settings, including voting, school choice, roommate matching, house allocation, and the medical residency match process.
He has presented his work at the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Conference, the National Science Foundation/National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on Economics and Mathematical Economics, and various university venues.
Root received a BA in applied mathematics and economics, with honors as well as an MA in mathematics and a PhD in economics, all from the University of California, Berkeley.