Economics Seminar Series - Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment - Mario Macis

22/11/2018 - 12:15 to 13:30

Aula "SIG_SA" (Aula Anfiteatro) - Via S. Ignazio 17, Cagliari

Mario Macis (Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and CRENoS) will give a talk on "Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment".

Here is the Abstract of the talk:

We conducted a randomized survey with 2,666 American 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% 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.