M. Bumin Yenmez

Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) Boston College

Research Fields: Market and Mechanism

Design, Choice

Research Topics: Diversity, Fair Resource

Allocation, Intradistrict and Interdistrict School

Choice, Externalities and Peer Effects


Curriculum Vitae



    Working Papers

1.      “Integrating School Districts: Balance, Diversity, and Welfare” with Isa Hafalir and Fuhito Kojima

2.      When Does an Additional Stage Improve Welfare in Centralized Assignment?” with Battal Dogan

3.      Unified Versus Divided Enrollment in School Choice: Improving Student Welfare in Chicago” with Battal Dogan

4.      Incentivized Kidney Exchange” with Tayfun Sonmez and Utku Unver (R&R at American Economic Review)

5.      Consistent Pareto Improvement over the Student Optimal Stable Mechanism” with Battal Dogan

6.      Closure and Preferenceswith Christopher Chambers and Alan Miller GSIA Working Paper #2015-E36

7.      Matching with Externalities” with Marek Pycia (revision requested at Review of Economic Studies)

8.      "Integrating Schools for Centralized Admissions" with Mehmet Ekmekci GSIA Working Paper #2014-E20 (R&R at Theoretical Economics)

              Published and Forthcoming Papers

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

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

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

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

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

6.   "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)

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

8.   "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)

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

11. "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)

12. "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.)


13. "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)


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


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


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