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2012 Economics Nobel Prize winners Lloyd Shapley (L) of UCLA and Alvin Roth of Stanford University are shown in this combination photograph taken in Los Angeles and Stanford, California respectively on October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (L) and Norbert von der Groeben (R)

2012 Economics Nobel Prize winners Lloyd Shapley (L) of UCLA and Alvin Roth of Stanford University are shown in this combination photograph taken in Los Angeles and Stanford, California respectively on October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (L) and Norbert von der Groeben (R)
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U.S Economist Lloyd Shapley speaks on the phone minutes after being notified that he won the 2012 economics Noble prize in Los Angeles, California, October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

U.S Economist Lloyd Shapley speaks on the phone minutes after being notified that he won the 2012 economics Noble prize in Los Angeles, California, October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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2012 Economics Nobel Prize winner Alvin Roth receives congratulatory phone calls at his home in Menlo Park, California, on Monday, October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Norbert von der Groeben

2012 Economics Nobel Prize winner Alvin Roth receives congratulatory phone calls at his home in Menlo Park, California, on Monday, October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Norbert von der Groeben
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Lloyd Shapley, a professor emeritus of economics and mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), smiles in this undated handout photograph. REUTERS/Courtesy University of Irvine/Handout

Lloyd Shapley, a professor emeritus of economics and mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), smiles in this undated handout photograph. REUTERS/Courtesy University of Irvine/Handout
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Journalists listen as (L-R) Per Krusell, Staffan Normark, Peter Gardenfors and Tore Ellingsen of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences present the winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix Sweden

Journalists listen as (L-R) Per Krusell, Staffan Normark, Peter Gardenfors and Tore Ellingsen of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences present the winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix Sweden
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