A Time-Series Analysis of U.S. Kidney Transplantation and the Waiting List: Donor Substitution Effects and "Dirty Altruism"
AbstractThis 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.
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Kidney Transplantations; Donor Substitution Effects; Dirty Altruism; Cointegration; Vector Error Correction Model;
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- Beard, T. Randolph & Jackson, John D. & Kaserman, David & Kim, Hyeongwoo, 2009. "A Time-Series Analysis of U.S. Kidney Transplantation and the Waiting List: Donor Substitution Effects and "Dirty Altruism"," MPRA Paper 17620, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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