Isa Hafalir's academic webpage

İsa E. Hafalır

Professor of Economics

UTS Business School

Economics Discipline Group

University of Technology Sydney

Office: 91, Level 9, Building 8

Office phone extension: 7710


Google Scholar page

Curriculum Vitae

News: 2018 CPMD Workshop on Market Design on June 12th and 13th, 2018

Program and Bio of Speakers here


Efficiency in Coalition Games with Externalities Games and Economic Behavior, 61 (2007), 242-258.

Asymmetric Auctions with Resale (joint with Vijay Krishna), American Economic Review, 98 (2008), 87-112 Online Appendix

Stability of Marriage with Externalities, International Journal of Game Theory, 37 (2008), 353-370.

Revenue and Efficiency Effects of Resale in First-Price Auctions (joint with Vijay Krishna), Journal of Mathematical Economics, 45 (2009), 589-602.

Selling Goods of Unknown Quality: Forward versus Spot Auctions (joint with Hadi Yektas), Review of Economic Design, 15 (2011), 245-256.

A Near Pareto Optimal Auction with Budget Constraints (joint with R. Ravi and Amin Sayedi), Games and Economic Behavior, 74, (2012), 699-708. An earlier and more comprehensive version is available here

Effective Affirmative Action in School Choice (joint with M. Bumin Yenmez and Muhammed A. Yildirim), Theoretical Economics, 8, (2013), 325-363. (A note on definition of stability)

School Choice with Controlled Choice Constraints: Hard Bounds versus Soft Bounds (joint with Lars Ehlers, M. Bumin Yenmez and Muhammed A. Yildirim), Journal of Economic Theory, 153, (2014), 648-683.

Core Deviation Minimizing Auctions (joint with Hadi Yektas), International Journal of Game Theory, 44, (2015), 367-376. Online Appendix

Auctions versus Negotiated Sale: Evidence from Real Estate Sales (joint with Yueng Leng Chow and Abdullah Yavas), Real Estate Economics, 43, (2015), 432-470.

Welfare Maximizing Assignment of Agents to Hierarchical Positions (joint with Antonio Miralles), Journal of Mathematical Economics, 61, (2015), 253-270.

Matching with Aggregate Externalities (joint with James Fisher), Mathematical Social Sciences, 81, (2016), 1-7.

Expertise in Online Markets (joint with Stelios Despotakis, R. Ravi and Amin Sayedi), Management Science, 63, (2017), 3895-3910. Online Appendix

College Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized (joint with Rustamdjan Hakimov, Dorothea Kübler and Morimitsu Kurino), Journal of Economic Theory, 176, (2018), 886-934. Online Appendices, 1 , 2 , 3 .

Discriminatory Auctions with Resale (joint with Musab Kurnaz), Economic Theory Bulletin, Forthcoming. Online Appendix

Working Papers

Parallel Innovation Contests (joint with Ersin Korpeoglu and Gizem Korpeoglu)

Interdistrict School Choice: A Theory of School Assignment (joint with M. Bumin Yenmez and Fuhito Kojima)


Competitive Equilibrium and a Dynamic Auction for Allocation with Priorities (joint with Tayfun Sönmez)

To Return or Not: College Admissions of Migrant Students (with Kentaro Tomoeda and Siqi Pan)

College Admissions with Reputational Externalities (with Kentaro Tomoeda and Emil Temnyalov)



Syllabus for Microeconomics 1 (PhD)

Course outline for Market Design

Course outline for Market Design (PhD)


Syllabus for Microeconomics 1 (PhD)

Syllabus for Game Theory for Economists

Syllabus for Auctions and Markets

Syllabus for Game Theory and Applications (PhD)

Syllabus for Market Design (PhD)

Syllabus for Market Design (MBA)