Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

How to Get Real About Organs

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Abstract

Greater payment induces greater supply. The reasons offered by Byrne and Thompson to doubt this proposition in the field of organ donation are unconvincing. Financial compensation for those who sign their organ donor cards would save lives.

Response to this article by Margaret M. Byrne and Peter Thompson: Response to Tabarrok (EJW, April 2004).

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Volume (Issue)
Pages
11-18
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JEL classification
I11, I18
Keywords
shortage, medicine, law, transplant organs, financial compensation
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