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Loving Cultural Heritage Private Individual Giving and Prosocial Behavior

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  • Giovanni Signorello

    (University of Catania)

  • Enrico Bertacchini

    (University of Torino)

  • Walter Santagata

    (University of Torino)

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The aim of this paper is to analyse patterns of private individual giving to Cultural Heritage institutions in Italy. Based on the emerging economic literature on pro-social behavior, we carried out a Contingent Valuation survey to assess individuals’ willingness to donate to museums and heritage organizations according to different conditions and set of incentives. Our findings reveal that intrinsic motivations and accountability of the recipient institutions may be more effective drivers for eliciting charitable giving than the usually proposed fiscal incentives. The results provide avenues for future empirical research and policy suggestions for fund raising cultural institutions.

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Paper provided by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in its series Working Papers with number 2010.11.

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Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2010.11

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Keywords: Charitable Giving; Cultural Heritage; Contingent Valuation; Pro-social Behavior;

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  1. Shabbar Jaffry & Alexandros Apostolakis, 2011. "Evaluating individual preferences for the British Museum," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 35(1), pages 49-75, February.

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