I am a Professor of Economics at Boston College and a microeconomic theorist who has research interests in market design, mechanism design, and game theory with an emphasis on the theory and practice of matching markets and allocation/exchange of discrete resources.

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My more recent research focuses on

  • The theory of allocation systems via reserves and their applications in rationing of scarce medical resources such as antivirals, ICU units, vaccines
  • The theory, design, analysis, and implementation of new organ and blood allocation and exchange policies, such as kidney, liver, and dual-donor exchange clearinghouses and blood allocation with replacement donors
  • Mechanism design and axiomatics for matching and discrete resource allocation
  • The theory and practice of balanced exchange in two-sided matching markets such as tuition exchange in college admissions, teacher reassignment, student exchange, and transfer of student-athletes
  • Improving recommendation and matching systems used in the adoption of children
  • Improving tie-break mechanisms used in sports competitions

Academic Positions

Current Visiting Fellowship

  • Professorial Research Fellow, Deakin University Australia (2017-present)


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pittsburgh (2000)
  • M.A. in Economics, Bilkent University (1995) and University of Pittsburgh (1997)
  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University (1993)

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Prizes, Grants, Awards, Honors

Prizes, Awards, and Honors