M. Bumin Yenmez

Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure)

Boston College


Research Fields:

  1. Market and Mechanism Design
  2. Choice Theory

Research Topics:

  1. Affirmative Action and Diversity
  2. Intradistrict and Interdistrict School Choice
  3. Organ Allocation
  4. Externalities and Peer Effects
  5. Fair Resource Allocation

Policy Impact: Reserves that we introduced in Hafalir, Yenmez, and Yildirim (2013) have been implemented for K-12 student assignment in New York City public schools (see the webpage) and in Chile (see the paper). It has also been applied in Israel (see the paper).

Curriculum Vitae

Matching Papers (Published)

1.Incentivized Kidney Exchange” with Tayfun Sonmez and Utku Unver (Conditionally accepted at American Economic Review)

2. "Common Enrollment in School Choice" with Mehmet Ekmekci Theoretical Economics, 14(4): 1237-1270, November 2019 (previously Integrating Schools for Centralized Admissions)

3.Unified Versus Divided Enrollment in School Choice: Improving Student Welfare in Chicago” with Battal Dogan Games and Economic Behavior, 118: 366-373, November 2019 (WP Version)

4.A College Admissions Clearinghouse” – Journal of Economic Theory, 176: 859-85, July 2018 (WP Version)

5. "Choice and Matching" with Christopher ChambersAmerican Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 9(3): 126-47, August 2017 (WP Version)

6. "Manipulability of Stable Mechanisms" with Peter Chen, Michael Egesdal and Marek Pycia - American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(2): 202-14, May 2016 (WP Version)

7. "Median Stable Matchings in Two-Sided Markets" with Peter Chen, Michael Egesdal and Marek Pycia - Games and Economic Behavior, 97: 64-69, May 2016 (WP Version)

8. "How to Control Controlled School Choice" with Federico Echenique - American Economic Review, 105(8): 2679-94, August 2015 (Web Appendix) (WP Version) (Comment by Battal Dogan)

9. "School Choice with Controlled Choice Constraints: Hard Bounds vs. Soft Bounds" with Lars Ehlers, Isa E. Hafalir and Muhammed A. YildirimJournal of Economic Theory, 153: 648-683, September 2014 (WP Version)

10. "Incentive Compatible Matching Mechanisms: Consistency with Various Stability Notions" – American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 5(4): 120-141, November 2013 (Previously part of "Incentive Compatible Market Design with an Application to Matching with Wages") (WP Version)

11. "Effective Affirmative Action in School Choice" with Isa E. Hafalir and Muhammed A. YildirimTheoretical Economics, 8(2): 325-363, May 2013 (WP Version) (Note on definition of stability.)

12. "The Revealed Preference Theory of Stable and Extremal Stable Matchings" with Federico Echenique, SangMok Lee, and Matthew ShumEconometrica, 81(1): 153-171, January 2013 (Web Appendix) (WP Version)

13. "Median Stable Matching for Markets with Wages" with Michael Schwarz Journal of Economic Theory, 146(2): 619-637, March 2011 (Web Appendix) (WP Version)

14. "A Solution to Matching with Preferences over Colleagues" with Federico Echenique - Games and Economic Behavior, 59(1): 46-71, April 2007 (WP Version)

Choice Papers (Published)

1.On Lexicographic Choice” with Christopher ChambersEconomics Letters, 171:222-224, October 2018

2.A Simple Characterization of Responsive Choice” with Christopher ChambersGames and Economic Behavior, 111:217-221, September 2018

3. "Choice and Matching" with Christopher ChambersAmerican Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 9(3): 126-47, August 2017 (WP Version)

4. "How to Control Controlled School Choice" with Federico Echenique - American Economic Review, 105(8): 2679-94, August 2015 (Web Appendix) (WP Version) (Comment by Battal Dogan)

Mechanism Design Papers (Published)

1.Consistent Pareto Improvement over the Student Optimal Stable Mechanism” with Battal Dogan forthcoming at Economic Theory Bulletin

2. "Manipulability of Stable Mechanisms" with Peter Chen, Michael Egesdal and Marek Pycia - American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(2): 202-14, May 2016 (WP Version)

3. "Incentive Compatible Market Design with Applications" – (Previously part of "Incentive Compatible Market Design with an Application to Matching with Wages") - International Journal of Game Theory, 44(3): 543-569, August 2015 (WP Version)

4. "Pricing in Position Auctions and Online Advertising" - Economic Theory, 55(1): 243-256, January 2014 (WP Version)

5. "Incentive Compatible Matching Mechanisms: Consistency with Various Stability Notions" – American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 5(4): 120-141, November 2013 (Previously part of "Incentive Compatible Market Design with an Application to Matching with Wages") (WP Version)

6. "Dissolving Multi-Partnerships Efficiently" – Journal of Mathematical Economics, 48(2): 77-82, March 2012 (WP Version)