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Age based preferences in paired kidney exchange

Antonio Nicolo' () and Carmelo Rodriguez-Alvarez ()

No 2013-38, Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico

Abstract: We consider a model of Paired Kidney Exchange (PKE) with feasibility constraints on the number of patient-donor pairs involved in exchanges. Patients' preferences are restricted so that patients prefer kidneys from compatible younger donors to kidneys from older donors. In this framework, patients with compatible donors may enroll on PKE programs to receive an organ with higher expected graft survival than that of their intended donor. PKE rules that satisfy individual rationality, eciency, and strategy-proofness necessarily select pairwise exchanges. Such rules maximize the number of transplantations among pairs with the youngest donors, and sequentially among pairs with donors of dierent age groups.

Keywords: Kidney exchange; Age based preferences; Priority rules; Strategy-proofness. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C78 D02 D78 I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 50 pages
Date: 2013-11-01
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