Economics Faculty Directory

M. Utku Ünver




Selected Publications

“Efficient and Incentive-Compatible Liver Exchange,” with Haluk Ergin and Tayfun Sönmez, May 2020. Econometrica, 88(3): 965-1005

“Two-Sided Matching via Balanced Exchange,” with Umut Mert Dur, 2019. Journal of Political Economy, (2019) 127(3): 1156-1177

"Incentive Compatible Allocation and Exchange of Discrete Resources," with Marek Pycia, January, 2017. Theoretical Economics, 12(1): 287-329.

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

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

Downloadable Working Papers

Working Paper 1054. Tayfun Sönmez (Boston College) and M. Utku Ünver (Boston College), "How (not) to reform India's affirmative action policies for its economically weaker segments." (11/2022; PDF)

Working Paper 1050. Julien Combe (École Polytechnique), Umut Mert Dur (North Carolina State University), Olivier Tercieux (Paris School of Economics), Camille Terrier (University of Lausanne), M. Utku Ünver (Boston College), "Market Design for Distributional Objectives in (Re)assignment: An Application to Improve the Distribution of Teachers in Schools." (02/2022; PDF)

Working Paper 1044. Marek Pycia (University of Zurich), M. Utku Ünver (Boston College), "Arrovian Efficiency and Auditability in Discrete Mechanism Design." (11/2021; PDF)

Working Paper 1038. Xiang Han (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics), Onur Kesten (University of Sydney), M. Utku Ünver (Boston College), "Blood Allocation with Replacement Donors: A Theory of Multi-unit Exchange with Compatibility-based Preferences" (06/2021; PDF)

Working Paper 1019. Parag A. Pathak (MIT), Harald Schmidt (University of Pennsylvania), Adam Solomon (MIT), Edwin Song (MIT), Tayfun Sönmez (Boston College), and M. Utku Ünver (Boston College), "Do Black and Indigenous Communities Receive their Fair Share of Vaccines Under the 2018 CDC Guidelines?" (10/2020; PDF)

Working Paper 1015. Parag A. Pathak (MIT), Tayfun Sönmez (Boston College), M. Utku Ünver (Boston College), and M. Bumin Yenmez (Boston College), "Fair Allocation of Vaccines, Ventilators and Antiviral Treatments: Leaving No Ethical Value Behind in Health Care Rationing." (07/2020; PDF)

Working Paper 1007. Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard University), Parag A. Pathak (MIT), Tayfun Sönmez (Boston College), and M. Utku Ünver (Boston College), "Paying It Backward and Forward: Expanding Access to Convalescent Plasma Therapy Through Market Design." (05/2020; PDF)

Working Paper 997. Parag A. Pathak, MIT, Tayfun Sönmez, Boston College, M. Utku Ünver, Boston College, and M. Bumin Yenmez, Boston College, "Leaving No Ethical Value Behind: Triage Protocol Design for Pandemic Rationing.", (04/2020; PDF)

Working Paper 951. Haluk Ergin, University of California at Berkeley, Tayfun Sönmez, Boston College, and M. Utku Ünver, Boston College, "Efficient and Incentive-Compatible Liver Exchange", (05/2018; PDF)

Working Paper 932. Tayfun Sönmez, Boston College, and M. Utku Ünver, Boston College, “Market Design for Living-Donor Organ Exchanges: An Economic Policy Perspective”, (6/30/17; PDF)

Working Paper 931. Tayfun Sönmez, Boston College, M. Utku Ünver, Boston College, and M. Bumin Yenmez, Boston College, “Incentivized Kidney Exchange”, (6/30/17; PDF)

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" (rev. 02/2017; PDF)

Working Paper 871. Nejat Anbarci (Durham University), Ching-Jen Sun (Deakin University) and M. Utku Ünver, "Designing Practical and Fair Sequential Team Contests" (Rev: 04/2021; PDF)

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

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