Charity With Choice

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R. Mark Issac, Doug Norton
Emerald Group Publishing, Mar 23, 2010 - Social Science - 276 pages
Four years ago "Research in Experimental Economics" published experimental evidence on fundraising and charitable contributions. This volume returns to the intrigue with philanthropy. Employing a mixture of laboratory and field experiments as well as theoretical research we present this new volume, "Charity with Choice". New waves of experiments are taking advantage of well calibrated environments established by past efforts to add new features to experiments such as endogeneity and self-selection. Adventurous new research programs are popping up and some of them are captured here in this volume. Among the major themes in which the tools of choice, endogeneity, and self-selection are employed are: What increases or decreases charitable activity? and How do organizational and managerial issues affect the performance of non-profit organizations?

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From cooperation to formation
Chapter 2 Tacit coordination in contributionbased grouping with two endowment levels
Chapter 3 The efficiencyequality tradeoff in public sector charity provision
Chapter 4 Retained earnings maximizing nonprofit enterprises
Chapter 5 Endogenous production technology in a public goods enterprise
Chapter 6 What can social preferences tell us about charitable giving? Evidence on responses to price of giving matching and rebates
Chapter 7 Charity auctions in the experimental lab

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