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Szilvia Pápai, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics

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


Fairness versus efficiency in matching

Balanced circulation problems

Hedonic coalition formation

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: member of program committee

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

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

Social Choice and Welfare conference, Mexico City, June 2020: member of program committee

Council Member

Society for Social Choice and Welfare, 2016-2021

PhD Student Supervision

Current students

Nickesha Ayoade
Muntasir Chaudhury
Pooya Ghasvareh
Rouzbeh Ghouchani
Asefeh Salarinezhad
Dilek Sayedahmed

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