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={Dean S. Karlan and John A. List},
  journal={ERN: Other Primary Taxonomy (Sub-Topic)},
  year={2006}
}
  • D. Karlan, J. List
  • Published 10 April 2006
  • Economics
  • ERN: Other Primary Taxonomy (Sub-Topic)
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