Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88762
Authors: 
Kim, Youngwan
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Bagchi, Chandreyee
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1890
Abstract: 
NGOs are widely perceived to raise their flag in humanitarian hot-spots with strong media presence in order to attract higher private donations. We assess this hypothesis by comparing the changes in donations between US-based NGOs with and without activities in the four countries most affected by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004. Performing a difference-in-difference-in-differences (DDD) approach, we find only weak indications that private donors systematically and strongly preferred active over inactive NGOs.
Subjects: 
natural disaster
non-governmental organizations
private donations
Indian Ocean
JEL: 
L31
Q54
F35
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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