Theoretical and experimental investigation of public subsidies for charitable giving

Employer
Università di Genova
Location
Italy
Posted
September 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The research project aims to analyse, theoretically and by using the experimental methodology, the effects of subsidy schemes for charitable contributions. Specifically, the project investigates on the rebate scheme versus the matching scheme. Under the former scheme, the policy maker makes a refund to the donor. The matching scheme implies instead an additional contribution to the giver's donation by the policy maker. Several recent studies compared the two subsidy types in laboratory experiments and found that they do not produce equivalent results (Eckel e Grossman, 2003, 2006). The project compares the two subsidy schemes in order to quantify the individual and total donation, and to measure any significant difference in the donors' decisions to contribute to the public good.



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