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​Economics Seminar | Cooperative Behaviors in Group Giving

Published on: 18-Sep-2019

EventCooperative Behaviors in Group Giving
Speaker
Prof Yukihiko Funaki
Professor of Economics, Dean of Graduate School of Economics, Director of Economic Science Laboratory,
Waseda University
Date18 Sep 2019 (Wed)
Time3:30pm – 5:00pm
VenueHSS Meeting Room 5 (HSS-04-94)

About the Seminar
Charitable giving is sometimes made collectively by a group of people. This form of philantrophy, called group giving, is gaining popularity in practice, but little has been studied in literature. Accordingly, a laboratory experiment is examined to conduct how group giving reacts to different rebate and matching subsidies that are awarded based on the collective giving level of a group. The results show that group giving is particularly effective in boosting a giving rate in a stepwise rebate and matching schemes. A stepwise rebate and matching seem to encourage major contributors to contribute even more so that a threshold is crossed for sure. In contrast, group giving slightly drives down a giving rate in proportional schemes. These results provide useful information for charitable organizations to develop a new intervention to increase charitable giving. This study also supplements the existing literature by providing empirical results on group giving. 

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