Marek Pycia

Professor of Economics, University of Zurich



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Publications in Economics

Foundations of Pseudomarkets: Walrasian Equilibria for Discrete Resources, with A. Miralles. Journal of Economic Theory 196, 1-24 (2021) 105303.

Pseudomarkets. Accepted for Online and Matching-Based Market Design. Eds. Federico Echenique, Nicole Immorlica, and Vijay V. Vazirani. Cambridge University Press.

Quantile Stable Mechanisms, with P. Chen, M. Egesdal, and M. B. Yenmez. Games 12(2) 43, 1-9 (May 2021, Special Issue “School Choice”).

Technological Change and Market Design. In: J-F. Laslier, H. Moulin, R. Sanver, and W. S. Zwicker, eds., Future of Economic Design, Springer Series on Studies in Economic Design. Springer 2019. Pp. 535-539.

A Pseudo-Market Approach to Assignment with Priorities, with Y. He, A. Miralles, and J. Yan. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 10(3), 272-314 (August 2018).

The American Economic Association 2019 AEJ Best Paper Award.

Vouchers for Future Kidney Transplants to Overcome 'Chronological Incompatibility' Between Living Donors and Recipients, with J. Veale, A. Capron, N. Nassiri, G. Danovitch, H. A. Gritsch, A. Waterman, J. Del Pizzo, J. Hu, S. McGuire, M. Charlton, and S. Kapur. Transplantation 101(9), 2115-2119 (September 2017).

Provided the blueprint for the US National Kidney Registry (NKR) Voucher Program. Over 50 leading US hospitals participate in the Voucher Program; the program facilitates over 350 kidney transplants per year. Media coverage: Al Roth’s Blog, The Boston Globe, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Huffington Post, New Scientist, Reuters, TIME, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets.

Incentive Compatible Allocation and Exchange of Discrete Resources, with U. Unver. Theoretical Economics 12, 287-329 (January 2017).

Older draft provides details on outside options and Lorenz dominance.https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4336/12/2/43

Related notes: Theoretical Economics Online Supplement to “Incentive Compatible Allocation and Exchange of Discrete Resources.” with U. Unver.

Trading Cycles for School Choice, with U. Unver.

Manipulability of Stable Mechanisms, with P. Chen, M. Egesdal, and M. B. Yenmez. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(2), May 2016, pp. 202-214.

Median Stable Matchings in Two-Sided Markets, with P. Chen, M. Egesdal, and M. B. Yenmez. Games and Economic Behavior 97, May 2016, pp. 64-69.

Decomposing Random Mechanisms, with Utku Unver, Journal of Mathematical Economics 61, August 2015, pp. 21–33.

Demand Reduction and Inefficiency in Multi-Unit Auctions, with L. Ausubel, P. Cramton, M. Rostek, M. Weretka, Review of Economic Studies 81(4), 2014, pp. 1366-1400.

Outside Options and the Failure of the Coase Conjecture, with Simon Board, American Economic Review 104(2), February 2014, pp. 656–671.

Older draft provides details on search with correlated types.

Stability and Preference Alignment in Matching and Coalition Formation, Econometrica 80(1), January 2012, pp. 323362.

Related notes: Econometrica Online Supplement to “Stability and Preference Alignment in Matching andCoalition Formation.”

Non-Existence Result for Matching Games with Transfers,

Dynamic Inconsistency and Self-Control: A Planner-Doer Interpretation, with Roland Bénabou, Economic Letters 77(3), November 2002, pp. 419424.



Revision Requested

A Theory of Simplicity in Games and Mechanism Design, with P. Troyan.

Revision requested by Econometrica. Subsumes “Obvious Dominance and Random Priority,” with P. Troyan.

Best Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation EC'19.

Exemplary Theory Track Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation EC'19.

Abstract published in the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation EC'19.

Auctions of Homogeneous Goods: A Case for Pay-as-Bid, with K. Woodward.

Revision requested by the Journal of Political Economy.

One-paragraph abstract accepted at the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation EC'21.

Supplementary Results for Pycia and Woodward (2020)

Matching with Externalities, with M. B. Yenmez.

Revision requested by the Review of Economic Studies.

One-paragraph abstract published in the Proceedings of The Third Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications.

Ordinal Efficiency, Fairness, and Incentives in Large Markets, with Q. Liu.

Revision requested by the Review of Economic Studies.

Related notes:

Ordinal Efficiency, Fairness, and Incentives in Large Multi-Unit-Demand Assignments.

Assignment with Multiple-Unit Demands and Responsive Preferences.

Older draft provides details on a small-market characterization of Probabilistic Serial.

Large vs. Continuum Assignment Economies, with A. Miralles.

Revision requested at Games and Economic Behavior.



Other Working Papers

Efficient Bilateral Trade, with R. Garratt.

One-paragraph abstract published in the Proceedings of The Third Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications.

Evaluating with Statistics: Which Outcome Measures Differentiate Among Matching Mechanisms?

Previously titled “Invariance and Matching Market Outcomes.” Invited as keynotes at MATCH-UP 2017 and Matching in Practice 2017.

Directed Search and the Futility of Cheap Talk, with K. Mirkin.

Arrovian Efficiency and Auditability in the Allocation of Discrete Resources, with U. Unver.

Stochastic vs Deterministic Mechanisms in Multidimensional Screening. My M.Phil. (DEEQA) thesis Generic Optimality of Stochastic Mechanisms in Multidimensional Screening, with some later additions and edits.

Towards a Resolution of the Privacy Paradox, with K. Madarasz.

The Cost of Ordinality.

Non-bossiness and First-Price Auctions, with M. Raghavan.

Swaps on Networks.

Efficient Trade with Interdependent Values, with P. Wang.

Outside Options in Neutral Discrete Resource Allocation, with U. Unver.



Publications in Mathematics (written in high-school and college)

‘‘Linear Functional Inequalities,’’ Dissertationes Mathematicae 438 (2006), 1-62.

The Polish Mathematical Society's 2006 Marek Kuczma Award for the best paper on functional equations, inequalities, and discrete dynamical systems written by a Polish author.

‘‘A Short Proof of the Regularity of s-Convex Functions,’’ Aequationes Mathematicae 61 (2001), No. 1-2, 128-130.

‘‘A Convolution Inequality,’’ Aequationes Mathematicae 57 (1999), No. 2-3, 185-200.

The Polish Mathematical Society's 1999 Marek Kuczma Award for one of the three best papers on functional equations, inequalities, and discrete dynamical systems written by a Polish author.

‘‘Positive Homogeneous Functionals Related to Lp-Norms,’’ with J. Matkowski, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 200 (1996), 245-253.

‘‘On the Volume of Convex Hulls of Sets on Spheres,’’ with R. Latała, Geometriae Dedicata 63 (1996), 153-157.

‘‘A Proof of a Conjecture of Bobkov and Houdré,’’ with S. Kwapień i W.Schachermayer, Electronic Communications in Probability 1 (1996), paper 2.

‘‘On (α,a)-Convex Functions,’’ with J. Matkowski, Archiv der Mathematik 64 (1995), 132-138.

‘‘Convex-like Inequality, Homogeneity and a Characterization of Lp-Norm,’’ with J. Matkowski, Annales Polonici Mathematici 60 (1995), 221-230.

‘‘On a General Solution of Finite Order Difference Equations with ConstantCoefficients,’’ Archivum Mathematicum 28 (1992), 237-240.