Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence from a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment

@article{Karlan2006DoesPM,
  title={Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence from a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment},
  author={D. Karlan and J. List},
  journal={ERN: Other Primary Taxonomy (Sub-Topic)},
  year={2006}
}
  • D. Karlan, J. List
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • ERN: Other Primary Taxonomy (Sub-Topic)
We conducted a natural field experiment to explore the effect of price changes on charitable contributions. To operationalize our tests, we examine whether an offer to match contributions to a non-profit organization changes the likelihood and amount that an individual donates. Direct mail solicitations were sent to over 50,000 prior donors. We find that the match offer increases both the revenue per solicitation and the probability that an individual donates. While comparisons of the match… Expand
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