4. - 5. Juni 2020

Cancelled - Recent Advances in the Economics of Philanthropy

11 March 2020 - Coronavirus: update
All public events at the WZB have to be cancelled with immediate effect. This measure will be effective until 20 July 2020. It is based on today's decision by the Governing Mayor of Berlin to introduce a range of urgent measures for Berlin's research institutions to counter the further spread of the Corona-virus.

Recently, new approaches to 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 channels through which people donate have recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing. 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.

The event will run for two days on the 4th and 5th of June 2020. We plan to allocate approximately 40’ plus discussion to each speaker to allow for a comprehensive presentation and in-depth discussion of each project. Accordingly, we plan to have approximately 12-16 presenters. The location of the workshop will be the WZB, which is situated in the middle of the vibrant city of Berlin.

Confirmed speakers: Jim Andreoni, René Bekkers, Catherine Eckel, Andreas Lange, Kimberley Scharf, Mirco Tonin, Joël van der Weele, Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, Conny Wollbrant.

Call for papers


(In cooperation with BCCP - Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies, and CRC TRR 190 "Rationality and Competition")

Dr. Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin
4. - 5. Juni 2020
Beginn 09:00 Uhr
Dr. Maja Adena
Prof. Dr. Steffen Huck

Supported by:

Our event location is wheelchair-accessible. If you need support, please let Friederike Theilen-Kosch know: friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu

Fritz Thyssen Foundation