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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

M. Utku Ünver

professor
distinguished research fellow, koç university

M. Utku Ünver

Maloney Hall 392

Telephone: 617-552-2217
Fax: 617-552-2308
E-mail: unver@bc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2000

Joined the Economics Faculty, 2008

Current Teaching

Microeconomic Theory

Research Interests

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

Access Working Papers and Published Works via RePEc

Google Scholar Citations

Selected Publications

"A theory of school choice lotteries," with Onur Kesten, 2015. Theoretical Economics, 10, 543-595

"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

“Credible Group Stability in Many-to-Many Matching Problems.”, with Hideo Konishi, July, 2006. Journal of Economic Theory, 129: 57-80.

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

Downloadable Boston College Working Papers

Working Paper 916. Marek Pycia, UCLA, and M. Utku Unver, Boston College, "Arrovian Efficiency in Allocation of Discrete Resources" (08/2016; PDF)

Working Paper 900. Tayfun Sönmez, Boston College, M. Utku Ünver, Boston College, and Özgür Yilmaz, Koç University, "How (Not) to Integrate Blood Subtyping Technology to Kidney Exchange" (01/2016; PDF)

Working Paper 886: Haluk Ergin, University of California, Berkeley, Tayfun Sönmez, Boston College, and Utku Ünver, Boston College, "Dual-Donor Organ Exchange" (02/2017; PDF)

Working Paper 871: Nejat Anbarci (Deakin University), Ching-Jen Sun (Deakin University) and M. Utku Ünver, "Designing Fair Tiebreak Mechanisms: The Case of FIFA Penalty Shootouts" (01/2015; PDF)

Working Paper 870: Marek Pycia (UCLA) and M. Utku Ünver, "Decomposing Random Mechanisms" (09/2014; PDF)

Working Paper 868: Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver, "Enhancing the Efficiency of and Equity in Transplant Organ Allocation via Incentivized Exchange" (01/2015; PDF)

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, "Two-Sided Matching via Balanced Exchange" (08/2016: 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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