Prof Utku Unver

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professorial Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

International Appointments

Biography

Professor Utku Unver is a Professor in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Utku is an economic theorist with research interests in market design, mechanism design, and game theory with emphasis on the theory and practice of matching markets, and allocation and exchange of discrete resources.

Most recently, his research focuses on the design and analysis of new organ allocation policies, axiomatic properties of matching and discrete resource allocation mechanisms, and probabilistic mechanisms, improving recommendation systems used in adoption of children in foster care, dynamic matching mechanisms and models, and much more.

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Research interests

  • Micro Theory
  • Market Design
  • Mechanism Design

Affiliations

  • Associate Editor, Theoretical Economics.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Theory. 
  • Associate Editor, Games and Economic Behaviour.
  • Associate Editor, Review of Economic Design.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanism and Institution Design.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Dynamics and Games.

Teaching interests

  • Micro Theory with emphasis on Market Design
  • Game Theory
  • General Micro Theory

Awards

  • Excellence in Refereeing, American Economic Review, 2017.
  • Special Award, Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council, 2013.
  • Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2005.
  • Research Promotion Award, METU Prof. Dr Mustafa Parlar Foundation, 2004.
  • Encouragement Award in Social Sciences, Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2004.
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Prize, Society of Computational Economics, 1999.

Publications

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2020

Incentivized kidney exchange

Tayfun Sonmez, M Unver, M Yenmez

(2020), Vol. 110, pp. 2198-2224, American economic review, Nashville, Tenn., C1

journal article
2019

Two-sided matching via balanced exchange

U Dur, M Unver

(2019), Vol. 127, pp. 1156-1177, Journal of Political Economy, Chicago, Ill., C1

journal article
2017

Incentive compatible allocation and exchange of discrete resources

M Pycia, M Unver

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 287-329, Theoretical Economics, United States, C1-1

journal article

On characterizations of the probabilistic serial mechanism involving incentive and invariance properties

O Kesten, M Kurino, M Unver

(2017), Vol. 90, pp. 56-62, Mathematical social sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Dual-donor organ exchange

H Ergin, T Snmez, M Unver

(2017), Vol. 85, pp. 1645-1671, Econometrica, New Haven, Conn., C1-1

journal article

Market design for living-donor organ exchanges: an economic policy perspective

T Snmez, M nver

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 676-704, Oxford review of economic policy, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2016

The Pennsylvania adoption exchange improves its matching process

V Slaugh, M Akan, O Kesten, M Unver

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 133-153, Interfaces, United States, C1-1

journal article

Toward a 50%-majority equilibrium when voters are symmetrically distributed

H Crs, M Unver

(2016), Vol. 90, pp. 145-149, Mathematical social sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2015

A theory of school-choice lotteries

O Kesten, M Unver

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 543-595, Theoretical Economics, United States, C1-1

journal article

kidney exchange and the alliance for paired donation: operations research changes the way kidneys are transplanted

R Anderson, I Ashlagi, D Gamarnik, M Rees, A Roth, T Snmez, M Unver

(2015), Vol. 45, pp. 26-42, Interfaces, Catonsville, Md., C1-1

journal article

Decomposing random mechanisms

M Pycia, M Unver

(2015), Vol. 61, pp. 21-33, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands., C1-1

journal article
2014

Two axiomatic approaches to the probabilistic serial mechanism

T Hashimoto, D Hirata, O Kesten, M Kurino, M Unver

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 253-277, Theoretical Economics, United States, C1-1

journal article

The "Boston" school-choice mechanism: an axiomatic approach

F Kojima, M Unver

(2014), Vol. 55, pp. 515-544, Economic Theory, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Altruistically unbalanced kidney exchange

T Snmez, M Unver

(2014), Vol. 152, pp. 105-129, Journal of Economic Theory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands., C1-1

journal article
2013

Unraveling results from comparable demand and supply: an experimental investigation

M Niederle, A Roth, M Unver

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 243-282, Games, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article
2011

Matching, allocation, and exchange of discrete resources

T Snmez, M Unver

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 781-852, Handbook of social economics, San Diego, Calif., B1-1

book chapter
2010

New Sources in Living Kidney Donation

Ruthanne Hanto, Alvin Roth, M Unver, Francis Delmonico

(2010), pp. 105-117, Kidney transplantation: A guide to the care of kidney transplant recipients, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter

Ideology and existence of 50%-majority equilibria in multidimensional spatial voting models

H Crs, M Unver

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 431-444, Journal of Theoretical Politics, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

dynamic kidney exchange

M Unver

(2010), Vol. 77, pp. 372-414, Review of Economic Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

course bidding at business schools

T Snmez, M Unver

(2010), Vol. 51, pp. 99-123, International Economic Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

house allocation with existing tenants: a characterization

T Snmez, M Unver

(2010), Vol. 69, pp. 425-445, Games and Economic Behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2009

A nonsimultaneous, extended, altruistic-donor chain

Michael Rees, Jonathan Kopke, Ronald Pelletier, Dorry Segev, Matthew Rutter, Alfredo Fabrega, Jeffrey Rogers, Oleh Pankewycz, Janet Hiller, Alvin Roth, Tuomas Sandholm, M Unver, Robert Montgomery

(2009), Vol. 360, pp. 1096-1101, New England journal of medicine, Waltham, Mass., C1-1

journal article
2008

Improving the efficiency of course bidding at business schools: Field and laboratory studies

A Krishna, M Unver

(2008), Vol. 27, pp. 262-282, Marketing Science, Providence, R.I., C1-1

journal article

Random paths to pairwise stability in many-to-many matching problems: a study on market equilibration

F Kojima, M nver

(2008), Vol. 36, pp. 473-488, International journal of game theory, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2007

Unraveling yields inefficient matchings: evidence from post-season college football bowls

G Frchette, A Roth, M Unver

(2007), Vol. 38, pp. 967-982, RAND journal of economics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Efficient kidney exchange: coincidence of wants in markets with compatibility-based preferences

Alvin Roth, Tayfun Sonmez, M Unver

(2007), Vol. 97, pp. 828-851, American economic review, Nashville, Tenn., C1-1

journal article

Equilibrium selection and the role of information in repeated matching markets

Ernan Haruvy, M Unver

(2007), Vol. 94, pp. 284-289, Economics letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2006

Utilizing list exchange and nondirected donation through 'chain' paired kidney donations

A Roth, T Snmez, M Unver, F Delmonico, S Saidman

(2006), Vol. 6, pp. 2694-2705, American journal of transplantation, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Increasing the opportunity of live kidney donation by matching for two- and three-way exchanges

S Saidman, A Roth, T Snmez, M Unver, F Delmonico

(2006), Vol. 81, pp. 773-782, Transplantation, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Asset price bubbles and crashes with near-zero-intelligence traders

J Duffy, M nver

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 537-563, Economic theory, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

The dynamics of law clerk matching: an experimental and computational investigation of proposals for reform of the market

E Haruvy, A Roth, M Unver

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 457-486, Journal of economic dynamics and control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Games of capacity manipulation in hospital-intern markets

H Konishi, M Unver

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 3-24, Social choice and welfare, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Credible group stability in many-to-many matching problems

H Konishi, M Unver

(2006), Vol. 129, pp. 57-80, Journal of economic theory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2005

On the survival of some unstable two-sided matching mechanisms

M nver

(2005), Vol. 33, pp. 239-254, International Journal of Game Theory, C1-1

journal article

A kidney exchange clearinghouse in New England

A Roth, T Snmez, M nver

(2005), Vol. 95, pp. 376-380, American Economic Review, Philadelphia, PA, C1-1

journal article
2004

Kidney exchange

A Roth, T Snmez, M nver

(2004), Vol. 119, pp. 457-488, Quarterly journal of economics, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2001

Backward unraveling over time: the evolution of strategic behavior in the entry level British medical labor markets

M nver

(2001), Vol. 25, pp. 1039-1080, Journal of economic dynamics and control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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