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Many U.S. states have passed legislation providing leave to organ and bone marrow donors and/or tax benefits for live and deceased organ and bone marrow donations and to employers of donors. We exploit cross-state variation in the timing of such legislation to analyze its impact on organ donations by living and deceased persons, on measures of the quality(More)
Using longitudinal data on the entire population of blood donors in an Italian town, we examine how donors respond to a nonlinear award scheme that rewards them with symbolic prizes (medals) when they reach certain donation quotas. Our results indicate that donors significantly increase the frequency of their donations immediately before reaching the(More)
  • Tee Kielnthong, Ment I, Henning Bohn, John Geanakoplos, John Heaton, Alex Karaivanov +9 others
  • 2009
A competitive general equilibrium model with complete collateralized contracts under limited commitment is proposed and analyzed. With limited aggregate collateral, risk sharing is imperfect. There exists a minimal spanning set of finite collateralized contracts that generates the feasible space and that contains more than the complete set of collateralized(More)
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This paper analyzes the effects of a legislative provision that grants a one-day paid leave of absence to blood donors who are employees in Italy. The analysis is based on a unique database with the complete donation histories of the blood donors in an Italian town. The cross-sectional variation in job market status and type of employers, and job switching(More)
  • Mario Macis, Michael Gibbs, Derek Neal, Canice Prender-Gast, Luigi I Zingales, Alessandro Barbarino +11 others
  • 2006
In this paper, I analyze the influence of labor market conditions on wages by considering an insurance model of the employment relationship. The model allows for limited commitment on both sides of the labor contract, and has three main implications: First, wages can be correlated with both the best and the worst labor market conditions since the start of a(More)
We conducted a field experiment with the American Red Cross to study the effects of economic incentives on volunteer activities. The experiment was designed to assess local and short-term effects, but also spatial and temporal substitution, heterogeneity and spillovers. Subjects offered $5, $10, and $15 gift cards to give blood were more likely to donate,(More)
  • Mario Macis, Fabiano Schivardi, Paula Bustos, Tom Holmes, Mark Roberts, Jagadeesh Sivadasan +1 other
  • 2012
We use linked employer-employee data from Italy to explore the relationship between exports and wages. Our empirical strategy exploits the 1992 devaluation of the Italian Lira, which represented a large and unforeseen shock to Italian firms' incentives to export. The results indicate that the export wage premium is due to exporting firms both (1) paying a(More)