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The Economics of Hope

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Boston College professors Utku Ünver (L) and Tayfun Sönmez (R) are discovering new ways to save the lives of patients with kidney disease.

For people suffering from kidney disease, transplants are a matter of life or death, and the process is often complex. Fortunately, thanks to trailblazing research by Boston College economists Tayfun Sönmez and Utku Ünver, the road to renewed health is becoming easier.

Discover how they’ve applied the economic models of matching markets and market design to improve the practice of kidney exchange and how they’ve helped save lives around the world.

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