Queens native wins Nobel Prize

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Alvin Roth

Alvin Roth, one of the two winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is a Queens native and graduate of Martin Van Buren High School, the New York Post reported.

The Harvard professor, 60, who reportedly has accepted a position at Stanford University, won for his work on how to match different agents, such as  students with schools and human organ donors with transplant patients, as efficiently as possible.

“I didn’t become an economist until rather late in life,” said Roth in an interview with Nobelprize.org.

“The kinds of things that I found myself interested in, trying to understand and trying to make things work better were things that involved people and that meant economics.” he added.