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On the disclosure of ticket sales in charitable lotteries

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  • Damianov, Damian S.
  • Peeters, Ronald

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We show that a policy of disclosing the ticket sales during a fundraising lottery raises total revenue when there are more than two bettors. The optimal timing of the disclosure is when about half of the players have purchased lottery tickets.

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  • Damianov, Damian S. & Peeters, Ronald, 2017. "On the disclosure of ticket sales in charitable lotteries," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 150(C), pages 73-76.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:150:y:2017:i:c:p:73-76
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.11.012
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    Keywords

    Charity lotteries; Ticket sales; Disclosure policy;

    JEL classification:

    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers

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