21. - 23. Juni 2023

Recent Advances in the Economics of Philanthropy


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.

Speakers (in alphabetic order):


Mark Andor (RWI - Leibniz Insitute for Economic Research)

Marco Castillo (Texas A&M University)

Catherine Eckel (Texas A&M University)

Hande Erkut (WZB Berlin)

Lorenz Goette (National University of Singapore)

Stephanie A. Heger (University of Bologna)

Christian Hönow (RWI - Leibniz Insitute for Economic Research)

Andreas Lange (University of Hamburg)

Christian Meyer (University of Oxford)

Ragan Petrie (Texas A&M University)

Michael Price (Australian National University)

Lukas Tomberg (RIW - Leibniz Insitute for Economic Research)

Egon Tripodi (Hertie School of Governance)


For more information, find here the program of the workshop.

Partner workshop:

From the 20-21 June the workshop "Corporate Philanthropy and Individual Donations" will also take place at WZB. Please click on the link for further information.