Tagged: organ markets

Pay donors? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jul 12, 2015

I chatted yesterday with Sean Plunkett at RadioLive about compensation for live organ donors. My former student Liz Prasad showed that paying donors would save lives, improve quality of life among transplant recipients, and save the public health syste... Read More

Priority Organs - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 17, 2015

New Zealand's organ donor service doesn't seem to like Israel's priority system. I was on with Paul Henry this morning talking about organ donation rates and pointed to the Israeli system as something that New Zealand should consider.ODNZ put out a press release making much of single-year changes in deceased donor rates from 2013 to 2014 in Israel and … Read More

Priorities - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 14, 2014

Free riding kills voluntary contributions in public good games. When individuals see that free-riders are able to do well, and where there's no way of excluding those free-riders from the benefits of contibutions, or of punishing them, they lower their likelihood of contributing.And so organ donation rates are pretty low. Donors provide a public good: they increase everyone else's chance … Read More