Replication data for: Allocating Scarce Organs: How a Change in Supply Affects Transplant Waiting Lists and Transplant Recipients
- Dickert-Conlin, Stacy
- Elder, Todd
- Teltser, Keith
AbstractVast organ shortages motivated recent efforts to increase the supply of transplantable organs, but we know little about the demand side of the market. We test the implications of a model of organ demand using the universe of US transplant data from 1987 to 2013. Exploiting variation in supply induced by state-level motorcycle helmet laws, we demonstrate that each organ that becomes available from a deceased donor in a particular region induces five transplant candidates to join that region's transplant wait list, while crowding out living-donor transplants. Even with the corresponding demand increase, positive supply shocks increase post-transplant survival rates.
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DOI: 10.1257/app.20170476 (Text)
Dickert-Conlin, Stacy, Todd Elder, and Keith Teltser. “Allocating Scarce Organs: How a Change in Supply Affects Transplant Waiting Lists and Transplant Recipients.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 4 (October 1, 2019): 210–39. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20170476.
- ID: 10.1257/app.20170476 (DOI)
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