The Economics of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Tuesday, June 14, 2016: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
G65 (Huntsman Hall)
Mario Macis

This session includes research on organ donation and transplantation. The first paper studies the effects of shocks to the local supply of organs arising from changes in motorcycle helmet laws on the behavior and outcomes of transplant candidates and their physicians; the second paper estimates preferences underlying attitudes toward compensation for organ donations; and the third paper shows results from a field-in-the-lab experiment studying the efficacy of active choice framing and multiple requests on actual organ donation registration decisions.

10:15 AM
Don't take ‘no' for an answer: an experiment with actual organ donor registrations

Author(s): Judd Kessler

Discussant: Lauren Hersch Nicholas

10:35 AM
Allocating Scarce Organs: How a Change in Supply Affects Transplant Waiting Lists

Author(s): Stacy Dickert-Conlin

Discussant: Sarah Stith