M. Bumin Yenmez

Boston College
Department of Economics
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

April 2020Leaving No Ethical Value Behind: Triage Protocol Design for Pandemic Rationing
with Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez, M. Utku Unver: w26951
Rationing of medical resources is a critical issue in the COVID-19 pandemic. Most existing triage protocols are based on a priority point system, in which a formula specifies the order in which the supply of a resource, such as a ventilator, is to be rationed for patients. A priority point system generates an identical priority ranking specifying claims on all units. Triage protocols in some states (e.g. Michigan) prioritize frontline health workers giving heavier weight to the ethical principle of instrumental value. Others (e.g. New York) do not, reasoning that if frontline workers obtain high enough priority, there is a risk that they obtain all units and none remain for the general community. This debate is pressing given substantial COVID-19 health risks for frontline workers. In this...
January 2009Median Stable Matching
with Michael Schwarz: w14689
We define the median stable matching for two-sided matching markets with side payments and prove constructively that it exists.

Published: "Median Stable Matching for Markets with Wages" joint with Michael Schwarz – Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 146, Number 2, March 2011, Pages 619-637

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