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

  • Equitable top trading cycles mechanisms: Theory and experiments

    (author(s): Rustamdjan Hakimov, Onur Kesten) International Economic Review

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

    (author(s): Yan Chen, Onur Kesten) Journal of Political Economy 125(1), 2017; 99-139

  • 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

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Parallel versus Sequential School Admissions: A Tale of Two Countries

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Umut Dur, Sinan Ertemel, Ola Andersson, Tommy Andersson)

  • Sequential School Choice: Theory and Evidence from the Field and Lab

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Umut Dur, Robert Hammond, Thayer Morrill)

  • College and High School Admissions Reforms in China: An Experimental Analysis

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Yan Chen) Games and Economic Behavior

  • Improving Child Welfare Outcomes via Market Design
    More Fair By Design: Economic Design Responses To Inequality

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Mustafa Akan) Oxford University Press

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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, Journal of Mathematical Economics (January 2017 -)
  • 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 -)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • MARKET DESIGN (73315)
    2017 Section: A
    2015 Section: W
  • Game Theory and Applications (47817)
    2017 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Princ Of Economics (73100)
    2016 Section: 1, 2
  • Economics of Contracts (47818)
    2016 Mini 1 Section: A
    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