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

  • On Characterizations of the Probabilistic Serial Mechanism Involving Incentive and Invariance Properties

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Morimitsu Kurino, Utku Unver) Mathematical Social Sciences

  • Efficient Lottery Design

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Morimitsu Kurino, Alex Nesterov) Social Choice and Welfare

  • The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process

    (author(s): Vince Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, Utku Unver) Interfaces 46(2), 2016

  • College and High School Admissions Reforms in China: A Theoretical Analysis

    (author(s): Y. Chen, Onur Kesten) Journal of Political Economy

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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

  • Lave-Weil Prize Review, Committee Member (2016 - 2016)
  • Undergraduate Admissions Review Committee, Committee Member (2015 - 2015)
  • Junior Faculty Recruiting Committee, Committee Chair (2013 - 2014)
  • Undergraduate Business Curriculum Review, Committee Member (2013 - 2014)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • 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

  • Game Theory Econ (73347)
    2016 Section: W
  • Intermedt Micrcomcs (73230)
    2016 Section: W
  • INTERMEDT MICRCOMCS (73230)
    2015 Section: W
  • MARKET DESIGN (73315)
    2015 Section: W
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Onur Kesten