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.

My more recent research focuses on

  • The theory, design, analysis, and implementation of new organ and blood allocation and exchange mechanisms, such as kidney, liver, and dual-donor exchange clearinghouses and blood allocation with replacement donors
  • The theory of two-sided matching mechanisms with initial property rights and their applications to tuition exchange in college admissions, teacher (re)assignment, student exchange, and transfer of student-athletes; and their implications on labor markets, education, etc.
  • The theory of allocation systems via reserves and their applications in rationing of scarce medical resources such as antivirals, ICU units, vaccines
  • Improving recommendation and matching systems used in the adoption of children, theory of search and matching
  • Axiomatic mechanism design for matching and discrete resource allocation

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)

Editorial Affiliations

Prizes, Grants, Awards, Honors

Prizes, Awards, and Honors


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