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Essays on Costly Charitable Fund-raising

dc.contributor.advisor Yildirim, Huseyin Name-Correa, Alvaro 2013-05-13T15:34:36Z 2013-05-13T15:34:36Z 2013
dc.description.abstract <p>In this dissertation I present a theory of charitable fund-raising in which it is costly to solicit donors. The second chapter shows how optimizing fund-raisers will affect the equilibrium level of contributions, determine the set of givers, respond to government grants, and behave in the limit in replicator economies. The third chapter characterizes optimal fund-raising when the fund-raiser learns to become a more efficient solicitor through experience. This chapter also introduces a notion of excessive fund-raising and it shows how this is affected by learning.</p>
dc.subject Economics
dc.subject Economic theory
dc.title Essays on Costly Charitable Fund-raising
dc.type Dissertation
dc.department Economics

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