Michael Price

Faculty Consultant

Department of Economics.
Georgia State University

Bio: Michael Price is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research explores why people engage in philanthropic acts and how non-profits can leverage upfront money to increase fund-raising success. Results from this work have been published in several of the leading journals in economics including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics. Through his work with SPI, he has lead collaborations with several non-profits including the Environmental Defense Fund, United Way of Greater Atlanta, the UCLA alumni association, and the State of Alaska.

Publications and Working Papers

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1.The Hidden Benefits of Control: Evidence from a Natural Field ExperimentDec 2014
2.The Role of Social Connections in Charitable Fundraising: Evidence from a Natural Field ExperimentDec 2014
3.Is a Donor in Hand Better than Two in the Bush? Evidence from a Natural Field ExperimentDec 2014
4.Toward an Understanding of the Economics of Charity: Evidence from a Field ExperimentDec 2014
5.A fundraising mechanism inspired by historical tontines: Theory and experimental evidenceDec 2014