NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Need for (long) Chains in Kidney Exchange

Itai Ashlagi, David Gamarnik, Michael A. Rees, Alvin E. Roth

NBER Working Paper No. 18202
Issued in July 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

This work has been partially supported by the National Science Foundation and NIH grant number RO1 090244. Dr. Rees is a transplant surgeon and the CEO of the non-profit Alliance for Paired Donation, where his spouse is an employee. The Alliance for Paired Donation provided some of the data for this paper. The Alliance for Paired Donation is partially supported by pharmaceutical companies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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