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Joint Supply and the Finance of Charitable Activity

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  • John Posnett

    (University of York)

  • Todd Sandler

    (Iowa State University)

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This article puts forth a joint-supply model of charity, in which the purchase of a private good yields excess revenues used to finance a public charitable output. Joint supply is an especially effective fund-raising technique when the private and public goods are Hicksian complements. Competitive advantages, gained through tax-exempt status, also allow charities to outcompete for-profit competitors. Evidence drawn from U. K. charities demonstrates that large successful charities generate a sizable portion of revenues from direct-trading activities.

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  • John Posnett & Todd Sandler, 1986. "Joint Supply and the Finance of Charitable Activity," Public Finance Review, , vol. 14(2), pages 209-222, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:pubfin:v:14:y:1986:i:2:p:209-222
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