SPI Working Paper Series

WP #: 018

Date: Dec 2014

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Introduction to Charitable Giving and Fundraising Special issue

     This paper was published in Journal of Public Economics in 2011

    James Andreoni, John List

    University of California, San Diego
    University of Chicago, NBER

In this special issue of the Journal of Public Economics we hope to showcase the broad palette of approaches taken and questions asked about charitable giving in current economic research. The papers published here use administrative data in the tradition of public economics, field experiments with real donors to charities, and pure laboratory experiments. The questions addressed here will inform research on the effects of government tax and spending policies toward charities and donors, the organization of fundraising, the effectiveness of different fundraising tools, who gives, and what makes a donor say yes to a solicitation.