Posts Tagged ‘organ transplants’

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    Demand and Supply: Kidney Markets

    Aug 2, 13 • 328 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    By Mariana Do Carmo, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and undergraduate at Yale University According to recent kidney donation and transplant statistics, there are over 80,000 patients needing kidney transplants in the United States who find themselves

  • Organ Markets

    Dec 8, 11 • 206 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    When a San Francisco court said that certain bone marrow donors could be paid, they did not have to focus on medicine. Instead, the 3 judge panel could have discussed the market. The court said it was all about new technology that made bone marrow donation

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    Kidney Markets?

    Sep 8, 10 • 305 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Regulation, Thinking Economically3 Comments

    What should we be able to buy and sell? Alcohol? Land? People? Body Parts? In a Teaching Company lecture on organ transplants, Wake Forest economist Robert Whaples says that the answers depend on the market’s boundaries. And, he soon adds, those