Tagged: sperm donation

Have you considered using prices? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Nov 08, 2018

Talk about an elephant in the room. Radio New Zealand’s story on unregulated informal sperm donor networks is a great chronicle of what happens when you ban payments for sperm donors, without once mentioning that the whole thing is a consequence of a ban on payments for sperm donors. It’s like a murder mystery where all the facts are … Read More

Sperm donation and incentives in New Zealand - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 16, 2016

Here’s the Adam Smith Institute on New Zealand’s sperm shortage: The world simply will not make sense if you do not grasp the first and most basic thing you must know about economics. Which is that incentives matter. What the incentive is, what the action or activity is, those are things which can all vary wildly. Whether something acts … Read More