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Market Failure in Kidney Exchange

Nikhil Agarwal, Itai Ashlagi, Eduardo Azevedo, Clayton R. Featherstone, Ömer Karaduman

NBER Working Paper No. 24775
Issued in June 2018

---- Acknowledgements ----

We thank Alex Garza, Sarah Taranto, and Jennifer Wainwright of UNOS; Jonathan Kopke and Michael Rees of APD; Cathi Murphey and Adam Bingaman of Methodist at San Antonio; and Garet Hill of NKR for their expertise and access to data. We thank Glenn Ellison, Amy Finkelstein, Parag Pathak, Al Roth, Jean Tirole, Utku Ünver, Mike Whinston, and seminar participants for helpful discussions. Abigail Ostriker provided excellent research assistance. Azevedo acknowledges support from Wharton's Dean's Research Fund, Agarwal from the NSF (SES-1729090), and Ashlagi from the NSF (SES-1254768). The data reported here have been supplied by UNOS as the contractor for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). The interpretation and reporting of these data are the responsibility of the author(s) and in no way should be seen as an official policy of or interpretation by the OPTN, the U.S. Government, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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