27 06 2018 - 28 06 2018 27 06 2018 - 28 06 2018
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Recent Advances in the Economics of Philanthropy

Dr. Maja Adena
mail: maja [dot] adena [at] wzb [dot] eu
Please register until 17.06.2018.

New approaches to research on philanthropy have deepened the understanding of giving behavior. They include the ascent of field experiments on fundraising where charities are perceived as active parties. Others include the influence of behavioral economics on our understanding of how social interactions affect donations. The channels through which people donate have recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing. The emergence of big data and machine learning enables identifying and targeting individual’s charitable tastes. There are still many open questions and finding answers to them requires new approaches. This workshop aims to bring together scholars in order to foster exchange on new methods in charitable giving research and strengthen the network between researchers in Europe and overseas.


Maja Adena, WZB, Luigi Butera, University of Chicago, Christine Exley, Harvard Business School, Philip Grossman, Monash University, Zachary Grossman, University of California, Steffen Huck, WZB, Menusch Khadjavi, University of Kiel, Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, IUPUI and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Mark Price, Culverhouse College of Commerce, David Reiley, UC Berkeley School of Information, Gerhard Riener, University of Düsseldorf, Johannes Rincke, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg, Kimberley Scharf, University of Warwick, Adrian Soetevent, University of Groningen, Erte Xiao, Monash University.

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Wednesday, 27. June 2018 - Thursday, 28. June 2018
Start: 9:00 am
: WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 310