SPI Working Paper Series

WP #: 020

Date: Dec 2014

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The impact of challenge gifts on charitable giving: an experimental investigation

     This paper was published in Economics Letters in 2003

    John List, Daniel Rondeau

    University of Chicago, NBER
    Department of Economics, University of Victoria

Evidence suggests that contributions to capital campaigns increase with the value of leadership gifts. We examine the response of subjects to the announcement of leadership gifts and its implied change in the campaign’s target. The two effects are partitioned.