Archive for the ‘Health economics’ Tag

Why Do So Many Donated Kidneys End Up in the Trash?   Leave a comment

Link: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/fmd-kidney-transplants/

With 90,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list in the United States, it is shocking to learn thousands of these available organs are thrown away each year. Doctor Sumit Mohan and economist Alvin Roth discuss policy and incentive issues that lead to wasted kidneys.  

Original Air Date: November 11, 2021

Length: 27 Minutes 3 Seconds

An Uneven Vaccine Rollout Means an Uneven Economic Recovery   Leave a comment

Link: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/an-uneven-vaccine-rollout-means-an-uneven-economic-recovery/

As vaccines begin to roll out there will be disparities between cities, states, and countries due to the fact that there are not enough vaccines to give out at once. The time differences between areas will have lasting effects on how economic growth takes place. This episode of Marketplace also discusses other issues facing the U.S. such as the number of women in the workforce and the terrible effects of gun-violence on children.

Original Air Date: April 5, 2021

Length: 27 minutes 29 seconds