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This post discusses how the field of economics grapples with the question of deception of participants in experiments.
Why did it take a fire to raise the funds? Charitable giving in the aftermath of the Notre Dame fire
This post discusses how “warm glow” charitable giving may explain the outpouring of donations to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in the wake of the fire
This post presents results from a large-scale experiment assessing the impact on future donations to charity of thank you calls to past donors.
The American public is split on the kinds of welfare programs they support: some people prefer free programs and others prefer programs that require families to incur some costs. This mirrors a similar split in policy and practice, for instance in the debate about aid programs’ work requirements.
We conducted a research study with a local grocery store to learn about customer food choices. We found that pre-ordering foods in advance increased the healthfulness of food purchased.
This post discusses whether beneficiary contributions affect public support for social protection and charitable initiatives.
An RCT found that verbal prompts in the school lunch-line are an effective way to improve child food choice and consumption. Schools, teachers and cafeteria workers could adopt such strategies to improve children’s food choice and health.
Analysis of survey data shows that personality has a strong, significant association with voting intentions, even when controlling for factors such as age, race, gender, socio-economic status and prior voting behavior. (more…)
A study seeks ways to nudge kids and schools into healthier behaviors.