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How Matching Grants and Their Size Affect Behaviour and Where

Author: Bc. Jakub Caisl
Year: 2010 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Michal Bauer Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 53
Awards and prizes: B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelors diploma thesis.
Abstract: In this work we focus on a large scale randomized field experiment described in Karlan & List(2007). Using direct mail solicitations to more than 50000 prior donors of a large U.S. non-profit organization, they examine the effects of matching grants on behaviour. They describe the effects of the matching grants in general, for the whole population, and find that matching grant size has no impact on behaviour. We use a different approach, dividing the population into subgroups by income and education and then measuring the effects of matching grant size on donating behaviour in these subgroups. We find significant heterogenity in the effects of grant size on behaviour. Also we try to apply the theory of social identity when interpreting the effects of matching grants.
Keywords: charitable giving, fundraising, matching grants, altruism, heterogenity, social identity
(H41, D12, D72, M31, L31, C93)
Downloadable: Bachelor Thesis of Caisl


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