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That’s when you need a market-design wizard like Al Roth. Al Roth, an engineer by training, is a professor of economics at Stanford and won a Nobel in economics in 2012. ROTH: I was, you know, a poor ungrateful student who didn’t appreciate what my teachers were trying to do for me. You should tell all your listeners they should complete high school. Roth has also just published a very fine new book that is a great survey of his work — and his worldview, which is just as impressive. ROTH: Matching markets are markets where money, prices don’t do all the work.
And some of the markets I’ve studied, we don’t let prices do any of the work. And I like to think of matching markets as markets where you can’t just choose what you want even if you can afford it — you also have to be chosen. Those things cost money, but money doesn’t decide who gets into Stanford. You’ll hear how Roth and others have revolutionized the organ-donor market, and we hear the amazing story of how one particularly selfless woman kicked off a donor chain that gave life to many others. LEISHMAN: It’s saving a lot of lives. We have about 600 kidney-paired donation transplants a year right now in the United States. We would have stayed doing 2 or 4 or 6 a year without the algorithm.
The next time you hear someone say that economists are a bunch of selfish good-for-nothings, feel free to counter by telling them about the fine work of Al Roth. I enjoy the program a lot. I hope the program continues to go forward for the years to come. This episode was very interesting and enlightening especially on how the exchange market for kidneies work.
In the program you mention that some economists believe people should be able to sell their kidneies. I don’t know if there has been any studies on this subject or not but in my home country, Iran, people can sell and buy kidneies. While listening to this episode, I have this bizarre idea running through my head. This is under the assumption that there will are strict governing organizations that will reinforce such rule. Studies have shown that humans can live normally on just one kidney.
In an ideal world, everyone behaves in this altruistic way the US should never run out of health kidneys. There are 300 million people in the country, and let’s assume just about a quarter of the population is qualify to donor their kidney. If my calculation is correct, there’s roughly 750K willing donors available. I personally view this as one of the most altruistic act and selfish act at the same time, since you are giving a stranger a chance for new life while buying yourself an option to cut the line in the later stage of your life and denying someone else a chance. If any of this makes any senses, let me know and I will share a few more thoughts otherwise please ignore. It occurred to me when I asked myself: will you donate a Kidney now?
My answer was: no, not now, out of consideration that my wife or children might need one later. What if people actually don’t need their organ replaced? What if medical care is available, which could get the body to heal its own organs? One holistic doctor I’ve gotten several rounds of treatment from practises a form of Asian medicine where he reenergizes meridian links in the patient’s body. So, why aren’t we giving more attention to alternative practices, which are far more effective than those offered by the profit-driven, pharmaceutically centered establishment?