Recent Advances in the Economics of Philanthropy
Recently, new approaches to research on philanthropy have deepened our understanding of giving behavior. Those new developments include the ascent of field experiments and growth of lab experiments on fundraising where charities are perceived as active parties. Others include the influence of behavioral economics on our understanding of how social interactions affect donations. The channels through which people donate have recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing. There are still many open questions and finding answers to them requires new approaches. This workshop aims to bring together scholars in order to foster exchange on new methods in charitable giving research and strengthen the network between researchers in Europe and overseas.
The event will run for two days on the 4th and 5th of June 2020. We plan to allocate approximately 40’ plus discussion to each speaker to allow for a comprehensive presentation and in-depth discussion of each project. Accordingly, we plan to have approximately 12-16 presenters. The location of the workshop will be the WZB, which is situated in the middle of the vibrant city of Berlin.