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Szilvia Pápai, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics

Szilvia Pápai, PhD
Office: S-H 1155-67 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5016
Website(s): Szilvia Pápai


PhD: Caltech

Research interests

Matching Theory, Axiomatic Resource Allocation, Coalition Formation 

Fields of specialization

Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Market Design

Professional experience

    •    Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Finance, University of Notre Dame
    •    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    •    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Koc University


Current Research Projects

"School Choice with Preference Rank Classes" with Nickesha Ayoade
"Preference Aggregation for Couples" with Rouzbeh Ghouchani
"Balanced Exchange in a Multi-Object Shapley-Scarf Market" with Péter Biró and Flip Klijn
"Serial Dictatorships in a Multi-Object Shapley-Scarf Market" with Péter Biró and Flip Klijn
"Targeted Priority Reserve Policies" with Dilek Sayedahmed
"Matching with Consecutive Acceptance Intervals" with Asefeh Salarinezhad 
"Matching with Minimal Priority Rights"
"Fairness Comparisons of Strategyproof and Efficient Matching Rules" with Pooya Ghasvareh

Recent Research Talks

"School Choice with Preference Rank Classes" Ottawa Theory Workshop, October 2019, Ottawa
"Targeted Priority Reserve Policies" University of Hawaii, November 2019
"Fairness Comparisons of Strategyproof and Efficient Matching Rules" North Carolina State University, February 2020
"Targeted Priority Reserve Policies" Florida State University, March 2020
"School Choice with Preference Rank Classes" Conference on Mechanism and Institution Design (CMID20), June 2020, online

Selected Publications

Strategyproof Assignment by Hierarchical Exchange

 Econometrica (2000) 68: 1403-1433

Unique Stability in Simple Coalition Formation Games

Games and Economic Behavior (2004) 48: 337-354

Exchange in a general market with indivisible goods

Journal of Economic Theory (2007) 132: 208-237

Editorial Position

Associate Editor (since 2008): Social Choice and Welfare


Econ 695

Economic Design

Econ 614

Game Theory

Econ 498/598

Market Design

Conference and Workshop Organization

Economic Design conference, Budapest, June 2019: program committee member

SAET conference, Ischia, Italy, July 2019: organizer of two sessions on Matching

CRM thematic workshop on Agents Behavior in Combinatorial Game Theory, University of Montreal, April 2020: co-organizer (postponed)

Social Choice and Welfare conference, Mexico City, June 2020: program committee member (postponed)

Council Member

Society for Social Choice and Welfare, 2016-2021

PhD Student Supervision

Pooya Ghasvareh (completed in 2019)
Nickesha Ayoade (completed in 2020)
Muntasir Chaudhury
Rouzbeh Ghouchani (co-supervised with Dipjyoti Majumdar)
Asefeh Salarinezhad
Dilek Sayedahmed

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