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Economic Effects on Million Dollar Giving Una Okonkwo Osili

  title={Economic Effects on Million Dollar Giving Una Okonkwo Osili},
  author={Jacqueline Ackerman and Yannan Li},
This study investigates the impact of economic factors on the number of charitable gifts of one million dollars or more within the United States using the Million Dollar List dataset. We investigate key donor groups: individuals, corporations, and foundations. Results indicate that individual donors are particularly responsive to underlying economic conditions; giving by foundations tends to be counter-cyclical, and corporate giving is not significantly associated with macroeconomic factors. We… 

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