Loving Cultural Heritage. Private individual giving and prosocial behavior
AbstractThe 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Turin in its series EBLA Working Papers with number 200904.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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- Giovanni Signorello & Enrico Bertacchini & Walter Santagata, 2010. "Loving Cultural Heritage Private Individual Giving and Prosocial Behavior," Working Papers 2010.11, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
- Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-11-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2009-11-21 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2009-11-21 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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