Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hannan Lecture at the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting ESAM12

Session 36: E.J. Hannan Lecture
 Session Chair: Nejat Anbarci, Deakin University
Session type: invited
Date: July 5, 2012 Time: 11:00 - 12:15
Location: Ballroom

 E.J. Hannan Lecture
Alvin Roth
Harvard University
  Kidney Exchange: Accomplishments and New Challenges

One of the interesting recent applications of market design has been to Kidney Exchange, which allows incompatible patients and their donors to exchange kidneys with other such pairs. Kidney exchange now takes place in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. It has grown as market design solutions have been found to various obstacles. However obstacles remain to further growth. Some of them are new: as kidney exchange has grown, it has become possible for hospitals to free ride on the public good it creates. I’ll discuss the history of kidney exchange from a market design perspective, and the current challenges.


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