Demand and Supply: Kidney Markets

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 on seemingly…

Organ Markets

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…

Kidney Markets?

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,…