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Unofficial Development Assistance: A Dynamic Model of Charities' Donation Income

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  • Arulampalam, Wiji

    () (University of Warwick)

  • Backus, Peter G.

    () (University of Barcelona)

  • Micklewright, John

    () (University College London)

Abstract

The empirical literature on the determinants of charities donation income, distinguishing the charitable cause, is small. We extend the literature in several ways. First, we focus on overseas development charities allowing us to give more consideration to the particular characteristics of this cause. Second, we look at the impact of macroeconomic change over a quarter century including changes in household income and in government spending on ODA, as well as 'charity level' variables that earlier authors have considered. Third, we use a general dynamic model and rigorous testing procedures to arrive at our specification. Using a newly assembled long panel of data, we find evidence of a strong, but diminishing fundraising effect. We find no evidence of crowding out by either grants made directly to charities or by changes in the public provision of development funding.

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  • Arulampalam, Wiji & Backus, Peter G. & Micklewright, John, 2011. "Unofficial Development Assistance: A Dynamic Model of Charities' Donation Income," IZA Discussion Papers 5616, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5616
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    1. Osili, Una Okonkwo, 2013. "Non-Traditional Aid and Gender Equity: Evidence from Million Dollar Donations," WIDER Working Paper Series 076, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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    Keywords

    overseas development; charitable giving;

    JEL classification:

    • L3 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance

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