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Peter Giovanni Backus


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First Name: Peter
Middle Name: Giovanni
Last Name: Backus

RePEc Short-ID: pba1230

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(50%) School of Economics
University of Manchester
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Phone: (0)161 275 4868
Fax: (0)161 275 4812
Postal: Manchester M13 9PL
Handle: RePEc:edi:semanuk (more details at EDIRC)
(50%) Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Universitat de Barcelona
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 93 403 46 46
Fax: 93 403 98 32
Postal: Carrer del Tinent Coronel Valenzuela 1-11, 08034 Barcelona
Handle: RePEc:edi:iebubes (more details at EDIRC)


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Working papers

  1. Wiji Arulampalam & Peter G. Backus & John Micklewright, 2013. "Unofficial Development Assistance: a model of development charities' donation income," DoQSS Working Papers 13-14, Department of Quantitative Social Science - Institute of Education, University of London.
  2. Peter Backus & Alejandro Esteller-Moré, 2013. "What drives demand for redistribution? An empirical analysis of other-regarding and self-insurance motives," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 1325, Economics, The University of Manchester.
  3. Anthony Atkinson & Peter Backus & John Micklewright, 2012. "Charitable bequests and wealth at death," DoQSS Working Papers 12-08, Department of Quantitative Social Science - Institute of Education, University of London.
  4. Peter G. Backus, 2012. "Gibrat’s law and legacy for non-profit organisations: a non-parametric analysis," Working Papers 2012/8, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  5. Arulampalam, Wiji & Backus, Peter G. & Micklewright, John, 2011. "Unofficial Development Assistance: A Dynamic Model of Charities' Donation Income," IZA Discussion Papers 5616, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Backus, Peter, 2010. "Is charity a homogeneous good?," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 951, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  7. Atkinson, Anthony B. & Backus, Peter G. & Micklewright, John & Pharoah, Cathy & Schnepf, Sylke V., 2008. "Charitable Giving for Overseas Development: UK Trends over a Quarter Century," IZA Discussion Papers 3872, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).


  1. Peter Backus & David Clifford, 2013. "Are big charities becoming more dominant?: cross-sectional and longitudinal perspectives," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 176(3), pages 761-776, 06.
  2. Anthony B. Atkinson & Peter G. Backus & John Micklewright & Cathy Pharoah & Sylke V. Schnepf, 2012. "Charitable giving for overseas development: UK trends over a quarter century," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 175(1), pages 167-190, 01.

NEP Fields

8 papers by this author were announced in NEP, and specifically in the following field reports (number of papers):
  1. NEP-CBE: Cognitive & Behavioural Economics (1) 2009-01-03
  2. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (1) 2009-01-03
  3. NEP-IAS: Insurance Economics (1) 2013-11-29
  4. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (2) 2009-01-03 2012-12-10. Author is listed
  5. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2012-12-10
  6. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (1) 2011-04-16


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