Onur  Kesten

Associate Professor of Economics

PHONE

412-268-9823

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 249

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Economics

EDUCATION

University of Rochester - Ph D - 2005
University of Rochester - MA - 2003
Bilkent University - BS - 2000

PUBLICATIONS

  • An Equilibrium Analysis of the Probabilistic Serial Mechanism

    (author(s): O. Ekici, Onur Kesten) International Journal of Game Theory

  • From Boston to Shanghai to Gale-Shapley: A study on a family of school choice mechanisms (short version)

    (author(s): Y. Chen, Onur Kesten) Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering series

  • The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process

    (author(s): Vince Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, Utku Unver) Interfaces

  • A Theory of School-choice Lotteries

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Utku Unver) Theoretical Economics

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WORKING PAPERS

  • A large scale school choice experiment

    (author(s): Y. Chen, M. Jiang, Onur Kesten, S. Robin, M. Zhu) Review of Economic Studies

  • A new solution to probabilistic stability: The compromise mechanism

  • Child adoption: A theory of dynamic matching

    (author(s): Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, V. Slaugh, U. Unver)

  • College admissions in China under incomplete information

    (author(s): Y. Chen, M. Jiang, Onur Kesten)

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Tepper - Lave-Weil Prize (2013)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - BP Junior Faculty Chair Award (2008)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Excellence in the Classroom, Richard Cyert Teaching Award (2008)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Faculty Giving Chair Award (2006)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Junior Faculty Recruiting Committee , Committee Chair, (2013 - 2014)
  • Undergraduate Business Curriculum Review, Committee Member, (2013 - 2014)
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Chair, (2013 - 2014)
  • Undergraduate BA Curriculum Review Committee, Committee Member, (2012 - 2013)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Mathematical Social Sciences (October 2013 -)
  • Committee Member, Review of Economic Design, Organization Committee (July 2013 -)
  • Program Organizer, Society of Advancement of Economic Theory, Session organizer (July 2013 -)
  • Treasurer, Society of Economic Design (June 2011 -)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • PRINC OF ECONOMICS (73100)
    2014 Section: 1, 2
    2013 Section: 1, 2
  • Principles of Economics (very large) (73100)
    2012 Section: A, B
    2011 Section: A, B
  • Microeconomics (73150)
    2009 Section: A, B
    2008 Section: A, B
    2007 Section: A, B
  • Economics of Contracts (47818)
    2009 Mini 2 Section: A
    2008 Mini 2 Section: A
    2007 Mini 1 Section: A
    2006 Mini 1 Section: A
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Onur Kesten