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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Tayfun Sönmez

professor
fellow, econometric society

Tayfun Sönmez

Maloney Hall 383

Telephone: 617-552-3690
Fax: 617-552-2308
E-mail: tayfun.sonmez@bc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1995

Joined the Economics Faculty, 2005

Current Teaching

Microeconomic Theory

Research Interests

Microeconomic Theory and Mechanism Design

Working Papers and Published Works via RePEc

Google Scholar Citations

Selected Publications

"Matching with (Branch-of-Choice) Contracts at the United States Military Academy", with Tobias Switzer, 2013. Econometrica, 81:2, 451-488

"School Admissions Reform in Chicago and England: Comparing Mechanisms by Their Vulnerability to Manipulation," Parag Pathak, 2013. American Economic Review, 103:1, 80-106

"Bidding for Army Career Specialties: Improving the ROTC Branching Mechanism", 2013. Journal of Political Economy, 121:1, 186-219

"Kidney Exchange," with Alvin Roth and M. Utku Ünver, 2004. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 119:2, 457-488

"School Choice: A Mechanism Design Approach," with Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, 2003. American Economic Review 93:3, 729-747

Downloadable Boston College Working Papers

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" (rev. 02/2017; PDF)

Working Paper 872. Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard University) and Tayfun Sönmez, "Matching with Slot-Specific Priorities: Theory" (12/2014; 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 806. Scott Duke Kominers (University of Chicago) and Tayfun Sönmez, "Designing for Diversity: Matching with Slot-Specific Priorities" (07/2012: PDF)

Working Paper 805. Orhan Aygün (Boston College) and Tayfun Sönmez, "The Importance of Irrelevance of Rejected Contracts in Matching under Weakened Substitutes Conditions" (06/2012: PDF)

Working Paper 804. Orhan Aygün (Boston College) and Tayfun Sönmez, "Matching with Contracts: The Critical Role of Irrelevance of Rejected Contracts" (05/2012: PDF)

Working Paper 784. Tayfun Sönmez and Parag A. Pathak (MIT), "School Admissions Reform in Chicago and England: Comparing Mechanisms by their Vulnerability to Manipulation" (01/2011; PDF)

Working Paper 783. Tayfun Sönmez, "Bidding for Army Career Specialties: Improving the ROTC Branching Mechanism" (09/2011; PDF)

Working Paper 782. Tayfun Sönmez and Tobias B. Switzer (USAF), "Matching with (Branch-of-Choice) Contracts at United States Military Academy" (05/2011; PDF)

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

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

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 639. Atila Abdulkadiroglu (Columbia University), Parag A. Pathak (Harvard University), Alvin E. Roth (Harvard University), Tayfun Sönmez, "Changing the Boston School Choice Mechanism" (01/2006: 1.1 Mb, PDF)

Working Paper 622. Yan Chen (University of Michigan Ann Arbor) and Tayfun Sönmez, "School Choice: An Experimental Study" (10/2004: 196 Kb, PDF; forthcoming, Journal of Economic Theory)

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 619. Haluk Ergin (MIT) and Tayfun Sönmez, "Games of School Choice under the Boston Mechanism" (09/2005: 288 Kb, PDF; forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics)

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)

Working Paper 449. Suryapratim Banerjee (McGill University), Hideo Konishi and Tayfun Sönmez, "Core in a Simple Coalition Formation Game" (12/1999: 268 Kb, PDF format; published, Social Choice and Welfare 18, 135-153, (2001)

 

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