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How far can the media protect or undermine democratic institutions in unconsolidated democracies, and how persuasive can they be in ensuring public support for dictator's policies? We study this question in the context of Germany between 1929 and 1939. Using geographical and temporal variation in radio availability, we show that radio had a significant(More)
Charitable Giving and Nonbinding Contribution-Level Suggestions. Evidence from a Field Experiment Maja Adena, Steffen Huck, Imran Rasul When asking for donations, charitable organizations often use suggestions concerning the amount of potential contributions. However, the evidence concerning the effects of such suggestions is scarce and inconsistent. Unlike(More)
The researchers examine the relationship between a child’s gender and family expenditures using data from the Polish Household Budget Survey. Having a first-born daughter as compared with a first-born son increases the share of household expenditures related to children’s and adult females’ clothing, but reduces spending on games, toys and hobbies, and(More)
We analyze competition between two platforms with positive network externalities. Platforms can choose to interconnect or alternatively, operate exclusively. We examine how this decision will affect pricing behaviour and incentives to invest in platform quality. We find that interconnection is a means to reduce externalities one side exerts on the other. It(More)
Poverty and Transitions in Health Using a sample of Europeans aged 50+ from twelve countries in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) we analyse the role of poor material conditions as a determinant of changes in health over a four-year period. We find that poverty defined with respect to relative incomes has no effect on changes in(More)
Radio and the Rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany* How far can the media protect or undermine democratic institutions in unconsolidated democracies, and how persuasive can they be in ensuring public support for dictator’s policies? We study this question in the context of Germany between 1929 and 1939. Using geographical and temporal variation in radio(More)
Using a sample of Europeans aged 50+ from 12 countries in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), we analyse the role of poor material conditions as a determinant of changes in health over a four- to five-year period. We find that poverty defined with respect to relative income has no effect on changes in health. However, broader(More)
Matching donations without crowding out? Some theoretical considerations, a field, and a lab experiment* Is there a way of matching donations that avoids crowding out? We introduce a novel matching method where the matched amount is allocated to a different project, present some simple theoretical considerations that predict reduced crowding out or more(More)
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