23. - 24. April 2015

Recent advances in the economics of philanthropy


Recently, the new approaches to the research on philanthropy have deepened our understanding of giving behavior. Those new developments include the ascent of field experiments and growth of lab 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 ways people donate has recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing. Therefore there are still many questions open and finding answers to them requires new approaches from scholars. This workshop aims to bring together scholars in order to foster exchange on new methods in charitable giving research and strengthen the network between researches in Europe and overseas.