讲座题目：Modeling the Effects of Dated Medical Supplies Donation on Recipient Countries
The international community is cautious about donation of dated medical supplies, and most concerns relate to macro-level effects on the recipient country. Here we focus on personal protective equipment (PPE) and similar products, which have low risks associated with aging and safety. Taking safety as given, we carefully model the incentives in the medical supplies donation supply chain, providing insights into the likely effects of corruption and impacts on the local industry. We find that the impact of donation is not monotone in the quality of donated products, and thus suggest that the international community reconsiders its stand on banning donations from dated reserves.