Do Subsidies Increase Charitable Giving in the Long Run? Matching Donations in a Field Experiment

@article{Meier2005DoSI,
  title={Do Subsidies Increase Charitable Giving in the Long Run? Matching Donations in a Field Experiment},
  author={S. Meier},
  journal={Public Economics: Taxation},
  year={2005}
}
  • S. Meier
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Public Economics: Taxation
Subsidizing charitable giving—for example, for victims of natural disasters—is very popular, not only with governments but also with private organizations. Many companies match their employees' charitable contributions, hoping that this will foster the willingness to contribute. However, systematic analyses of the effect of such a matching mechanism are still lacking.This article tests the effect of matching charitable giving in a randomized field experiment in the short and the long run… Expand
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