Pairwise kidney exchange

  title={Pairwise kidney exchange},
  author={Alvin E. Roth and Tayfun S{\"o}nmez and M. Utku {\"U}nver},
  journal={J. Economic Theory},
The literature on exchange of indivisible goods Þnds natural application in the exchange of live donor kidneys for transplant. However, in kidney exchange, there are constraints on the size of exchanges. Initially, kidney exchanges are likely to between just two patient-donor pairs. We show that, although this constraint eliminates some potential exchanges, there is a wide class of constrainedefficient mechanisms that are strategy-proof when patient-donor pairs and surgeons have 0-1 preferences… CONTINUE READING
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