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  • Topics in Advanced Microeconomics: Private Provision of PublicGoods.

    Course DescriptionObjective. This module focuses on the private provision of public goods.

    We introduce basic theories of voluntary giving and charitable fund-raising, andexamine the role of the government as a provider of grants to charities. We willdiscuss new theoretical and empirical studies that incorporate the interdepen-dencies among the participants in charitable markets (donors, fund-raiser andgovernment).Grading. Class presentation (25%), two short problem sets (25%); one nal

    exam (50%).Review Chapters

    1. Andreoni, James (2006). Philanthropy, in S-C. Kolm and J. MercierYthier, eds., Handbook of Giving, Reciprocity and Altruism, Amsterdam:North Holland: 1201-1269.

    2. Andreoni, James and A. Payne (2013). Charitable Giving.

    Tentative Schedule

    Voluntary Giving.

    1. Andreoni, J., Privately Provided Public Goods in a Large Economy: TheLimits of Altruism,Journal of Public Economics, February 1988, v. 35,57-73.

    2. Andreoni, J. Impure Altruism and Donations to Public Goods: A Theoryof Warm-Glow Giving,Economic Journal, 100, 1990.

    3. Bergstrom, T., L. Blume, and H. Varian. On the Private Provision ofPublic Goods,Journal of Public Economics, 1986, v. 29, 25-49.

    Fund-raising

    1. Andreoni, J. Toward a Theory of Charitable Fund-Raising,Journal ofPolitical Economy, 106, no. 6, 1998, 11861213.

    2. Andreoni, J. Leadership Giving in Charitable Fundraising, Journal ofPublic Economic Theory, 2006, 8, 1-22.

    3. Glazer, A., and Konrad, K. A Signaling Explanation for Charity,Amer-ican Economic Review, 1996, 86, 101928.

    4. Marx, Leslie, and Steven Matthews. Dynamic Voluntary Contributionto a Public Project,Review of Economic Studies, 2000, 67: 32758.

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  • 5. Morgan, J. Financing Public Goods by Means of Lotteries,Review ofEconomic Studies, 67, 2000, 761-84.

    Government.

    1. Andreoni, J. and Payne A. Do Government Grants to Private CharitiesCrowd Out Giving or Fund-raising?American Economic Review, 2003,93, 792-812.

    2. Andreoni, J. and Payne A. Is Crowding Out Due Entirely to Fundraising?Evidence from a Panel of Charities,Journal of Public Economics, 2011,95, 334-43.

    3. Ribar, D. C., and M. O. Wilhelm. Altruistic and Joy-of-giving Motiva-tions in Charitable Behavior,Journal of Political Economy, 2002, 110:2,425-57.

    Charitable Markets

    1. Andreoni, James, and Martin McGuire. Identifying the Free riders. ASimple Algorithm for Determining who will Contribute to a Public Good.Journal of Public Economics, 1993, 51(3): 447-54.

    2. Name-Correa, Alvaro, and Huseyin Yildirim. A Theory of Charita-ble Fund-raising with Costly Solicitations,American Economic Review,2013, 103(2): 1091-1107.

    3. Name-Correa, Alvaro, and Huseyin Yildirim. Charitable Giving UnderSocial Pressure,Working Paper.

    4. Benabou and Tirole. 2006. Incentives and Prosocial Behavior, Ameri-can Economic Review, 2006, 96(5), 1652-1678.

    5. Krasteva and Yildirim. Uninformed giving. Journal of Public Eco-nomics, 2013,106: 14-26.

    Papers for Class Presentations.

    1. Bac and Bag. Strategic Information Revelation in Fund-raising. Journalof Public Economics, 2003, 87: 65967.

    2. Barbieri S. and A. Mattozzi. Membership in Citizen Groups, Gamesand Economic Behavior, 2009, 67: 217-232.

    3. Barbieri S. and D. Malueg. Increasing Fundraising Success by DecreasingDonorsChoice,Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2014, 16(3): 372400.

    4. Benabou and Tirole. 2006. Incentives and Prosocial Behavior, Ameri-can Economic Review, 2006, 96(5), 1652-1678.

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  • 5. Dixit, Avinash and Mancur Olson, Does Voluntary Participation Un-dermine the Coase Theorem?Journal of Public Economics, June 2000,309-336.

    6. Kotchen, Matthew J. Green Markets and the Private Provision of PublicGoods,Journal of Political Economy, 2006, 114( 4): 816-834.

    7. Krasteva and Yildirim. Uninformed giving. Journal of Public Eco-nomics, 2013,106: 14-26.

    8. Marx, Leslie, and Steven Matthews. Dynamic Voluntary Contributionto a Public Project,Review of Economic Studies, 2000, 67: 32758.

    9. Morgan, J. Financing Public Goods by Means of Lotteries,Review ofEconomic Studies, 67, 2000, 761-84.

    10. Morgan, J. Corporate Provision of Public Goods,Working Paper, 2014.

    11. Niehaus, P. A Theory of Good Intentions,Working Paper , 2014.

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