Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50573
Authors: 
Cartwright, Edward
Patel, Amrish
Year of Publication: 
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

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