Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126521
Authors: 
Buijze, Renate
Engel, Christoph
Hemels, Sigrid
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Preprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2015/16
Abstract: 
An increasing fraction of donations is channeled through donation intermediaries. These entities serve multiple purposes, one of which seems to be providing donors with greater certainty: that the donation reaches its intended goal, and that the donor may be sure to get a tax benefit. We interpret this function as insurance and test the option to insure donations in the lab. Our participants indeed have a positive willingness to pay for insurance against either risk. Yet the insurance option is only critical for their willingness to donate to a charity if the uncertainty affects the proper use of their donation.
Subjects: 
insurance
charity
donation
donation intermediary
JEL: 
D64
H25
D03
H31
D12
G22
K34
L31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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