On Repugnance, Distribution, and the Global Kidney Exchange: Comment image

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), November 27, 2018
I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)


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Krawiec opens the article by quoting Alvin Roth’s framing of repugnance as a “distaste for certain kinds of transactions [that] can be a real constraint on markets and how they are designed” (Roth, 2007, p. 38). Nevertheless, at the end of the article one is not quite sure what role Krawiec thinks repugnance should play in system design in this area.

I will introduce a few distinctions to try to help unpack the possibilities.

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