A Time-Series Analysis of U.S. Kidney Transplantation and the Waiting List: Donor Substitution Effects and "Dirty Altruism"
David Kaserman and
Hyeongwoo Kim ()
No auwp2010-01, Auburn Economics Working Paper Series from Department of Economics, Auburn University
This paper provides an econometric analysis of the relationship between live and deceased (cadaveric) kidney donations for the United States for the period 1992:IV through 2006:II. We find strong evidence for deceased donor kidneys "crowding out" living donations, potentially undermining conventional efforts to reduce the shortage. We also find evidence for the "dirty altruism" hypothesis of Osterkamp (2006), in which heavy reliance on living donors undermines cadaveric donor transplants.
Keywords: Kidney Transplantations; Donor Substitution Effects; Dirty Altruism; Cointegration; Vector Error Correction Model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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