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How Can Economist Contribute to the Research of Charitable Giving?
How Can Economist Contribute to the Research of Charitable Giving?

Author(s): Marie Hladká
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Behaviorism, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Altruism; charitable giving; philanthropy; warm-glow theory;
Summary/Abstract: The topic of philanthropy has been receiving attention internationally for several decades. Like other areas of non-profit studies, charitable giving and volunteering are attracting more and more attention from researchers in a wide variety of disciplines including economics. Even though philanthropy tends to be considered a sociological theme rather than an economic one, it poses a lot of questions that challenge economists too.