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Title:Does category reporting increase donations to charity? A signalling game approach PDF Logo
Authors:Cartwright, Edward
Patel, Amrish
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:School of Economics discussion papers 09,24
Abstract:Many charities report donations using categories. We question whether such category reporting increases donations in a signalling game where a donor is either generous or not generous. Conditions are derived under which category reporting will increase giving or decrease giving. Category reporting will increase giving if the probability a donor is generous is low and/or donor preferences depend a lot on type. Category reporting will decrease giving if the probability a donor is generous is high and/or donor preferences depend little on type.
Subjects:public good
charity
category reporting
signalling
JEL:C72
H41
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:School of Economics Discussion Papers, University of Kent

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