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Utku Unver

Professor M. Utku Ünver

President, Society for Economic Design

Distinguished Research Fellow, Koç University


Department of Economics
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA
tel: 617.552.2217
fax: 617.552.2308
Internet: unver@bc.edu

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2000
 
Joined the economics faculty, 2008

Research interests:

Market design, mechanism design, game theory with special emphasis on the theory and practice of matching, exchange and allocation of discrete resources

Current teaching:

Microeconomic Theory

Curriculum vitae


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Research

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Selected Publications

"Altruistically Unbalanced Kidney Exchange," with Tayfun Sönmez, 2014. Journal of Economic Theory, 152, 105–129

"Dynamic Kidney Exchange", 2010. Review of Economic Studies, 77:1, 372- 414

"Efficient Kidney Exchange: Coincidence of Wants in Markets with Compatibility Based Preferences.", with Alvin E. Roth and Tayfun Sönmez, 2007. American Economic Review, 97:3, 828-851

"Kidney Exchange", with Alvin E. Roth and Tayfun Sönmez, 2004. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 119, 457-488

Downloadable Boston College Working Papers

Working Paper 858. Vincent W. Slaugh (Carnegie-Mellon University), Mustafa Akan (Carnegie-Mellon University), Onur Kesten (Carnegie-Mellon University) and M. Utku Ünver, "The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process" (08/2014, pdf)

Working Paper 815. Umut Mert Dur (University of Texas at Austin) and M. Utku Ünver, "Tuition Exchange" (11/2012: PDF)

Working Paper 785. Murat Kurt (University of Pittsburgh), Mark S. Roberts (University of Pittsburgh), Andrew J. Schaefer (University of Pittsburgh), and M. Utku Ünver, "Valuing Prearranged Paired Kidney Exchanges: A Stochastic Game Approach" (10/2011)

Working Paper 781. Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver, "Altruistically Unbalanced Kidney Exchange" (rev. 06/2013: PDF)

Working Paper 742. Onur Kesten (Carnegie Mellon University), Morimitsu Kurino (Maastricht University) and M. Utku Ünver, "Fair and Efficient Assignment via the Probabilistic Serial Mechanism" (rev. 05/2011: PDF)

Working Paper 737. Onur Kesten (Carnegie Mellon University) and M. Utku Ünver, "A Theory of School-Choice Lotteries" (rev. 06/2012: PDF)

Working Paper 729. Fuhito Kojima (Stanford University) and M. Utku Ünver, "The 'Boston' School Choice Mechanism" (rev. 10/2011: PDF)

Working Paper 718. Muriel Niederle (Stanford University), Alvin E. Roth (Harvard University) and M. Utku Ünver, "Unraveling Results from Comparable Demand and Supply: An Experimental Investigation" (09/2008: PDF)

Working Paper 717. Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver, "Matching, Allocation, and Exchange of Discrete Resources" (08/2008: PDF)

Working Paper 716. Hervé Crès (Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris) and M. Utku Ünver, "Ideology and Existence of 50%-Majority Equilibria in Multidimensional Spatial Voting Models" (09/2008: PDF)

Working Paper 715. Marek Pycia (UCLA) and M. Utku Ünver, "Incentive Compatible Allocation and Exchange of Discrete Resources" (rev. 03/2014: PDF; previously circulated as "A Theory of House Allocation and Exchange Mechanisms")

Working Paper 640. Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver, "Kidney Exchange with Good Samaritan Donors: A Characterization" (02/2006: 260 Kb, PDF; forthcoming as "House Allocation with Existing Tenants: A Characterization", Games and Economic Behavior)

Working Paper 621. Alvin E. Roth (Harvard University), Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver, "Efficient Kidney Exchange: Coincidence of Wants in a Structured Market" (05/2005: 492 Kb, PDF; published as "Efficient Kidney Exchange: Coincidence of Wants in Markets with Compatibility-Based Preferences", American Economic Review, 97(3): 828-851, 2007)

Working Paper 620. Alvin E. Roth (Harvard University), Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver, "Pairwise Kidney Exchange" (08/2004: 492 Kb, PDF; published, Journal of Economic Theory, 125: 151-188, 2005)

Working Paper 618. Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver, "Course Bidding at Business Schools" (09/2005: 288 Kb, PDF; published, International Economic Review, 51, 99-123, 2010)

 


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