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Taking from Charity? Political Contributions and the Market for Charitable Funds.

Stephanie Karol, University of Michigan
Monday, September 26, 2022
4:00-5:30 PM
R0320 Ross School of Business Map
This paper estimates the effects of large donors’ political contributions on charitable contributions and fundraising. Political contributions reduce the effectiveness of charitable fundraising, particularly in the Health and Other sectors. Charities therefore reduce fundraising, which contributes to an overall elasticity of private charitable contributions to political contributions of -0.07. This aggregate effect combines large political donors’ charitable contribution behavior with spillover effects of their political giving on the charitable giving patterns of the remainder of the population. Subsequent analysis allows for heterogeneity in the ideologies of both political and charitable recipients.
Building: Ross School of Business
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Economics, seminar
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Economics, Public Finance, Department of Economics Seminars