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Age-based preferences in paired kidney exchange

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  • Nicolò, Antonio
  • Rodríguez-Álvarez, Carmelo

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We consider a Paired Kidney Exchange (PKE) model in which patients' preferences are restricted so that patients prefer kidneys from compatible younger donors to kidneys from older ones. We propose a family of rules, sequential priority rules, that only allow for pairwise exchanges and satisfy individual rationality, efficiency, strategy-proofness, and non-bossiness. These rules allocate kidneys according to a priority algorithm that gives priority to patients with younger donors and assign kidneys from younger donors first. We extend the analysis to rules that allow multiple ways exchanges and to the case of patients who have more than one potential donor.

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  • Nicolò, Antonio & Rodríguez-Álvarez, Carmelo, 2017. "Age-based preferences in paired kidney exchange," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 508-524.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:102:y:2017:i:c:p:508-524
    DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2017.02.006
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    1. Tayfun Sönmez & M. Utku Ünver & M. Bumin Yenmez, 2017. "Incentivized Kidney Exchange," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 931, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 15 Apr 2018.

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    Keywords

    Kidney exchange; Age-based preferences; Sequential priority rules; Strategy-proofness;

    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D47 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Market Design
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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