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Replication data for: Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment

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  • Elías, Julio J.
  • Lacetera, Nicola
  • Macis, Mario
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  • Abstract

    We conducted a randomized survey with 2,666 US residents to study preferences for legalizing payments to kidney donors. We found strong polarization, with many participants supporting or opposing payments regardless of potential transplant gains. However, about 18 percent of respondents would switch to favoring payments for sufficiently large increases in transplants. Preferences for compensation have strong moral foundations; participants especially reject direct payments by patients, which they find would violate principles of fairness. We corroborate the interpretation of our findings with a choice experiment of a costly decision to donate money to a foundation that supports donor compensation.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20180568 (Text)
  • Elías, Julio J., Nicola Lacetera, and Mario Macis. “Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment.” American Economic Review 109, no. 8 (August 2019): 2855–88.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20180568 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Elías, Julio J.; Lacetera, Nicola; Macis, Mario (2019): Replication data for: Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.