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Charity, Publicity, and the Donation Registry

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  • Cooter Robert

    (UCB)

  • Broughman Brian J

    (University of California, Berkeley)

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Many Americans donate little or nothing to charity, but according to Robert Cooter and Brian Broughman, our social environment is the cause, not human nature. They propose a small policy change to increase transparency and elicit generosity inspired by experimental evidence about the nature of giving.

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  • Cooter Robert & Broughman Brian J, 2005. "Charity, Publicity, and the Donation Registry," The Economists' Voice, De Gruyter, vol. 2(3), pages 1-9, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:evoice:v:2:y:2005:i:3:n:4
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    Cited by:

    1. Hugh-Jones, David & Reinstein, David, 2012. "Anonymous rituals," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 81(2), pages 478-489.
    2. Blumkin, Tomer & Sadka, Efraim, 2007. "A case for taxing charitable donations," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(7-8), pages 1555-1564, August.
    3. David Reinstein & Gerhard Riener, 2012. "Reputation and influence in charitable giving: an experiment," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 72(2), pages 221-243, February.

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