SPI Conference 2020

2020 SPI Conference synchronous presentations

Wednesday, September 16 – Day 1

10:10 – 10:55 a.m. Keynote Presentation, “The Promise and Peril of Impartial Beneficence” – Molly Crockett, Yale University

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11:00 – 11:20 a.m. “Personalized fundraising: A field experiment on threshold matching of donations” – Maja Adena/Steffen Huck, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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11:25 – 11:45 a.m. “Incentives and temporal behavioral spillovers: a two-period experiment on charitable giving” – Marius Alt, ZEW - Leibniz Center for European Economic Research; University of Copenhagen

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1:00 – 1:20 p.m. “Preliminary Findings from a New Collaborative to Increase Quantity and Quality of Charitable Giving Through Big Data” – Dean Karlan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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1:25 – 1:45 p.m. “Responsibility Aversion and Sucker Aversion: Two Sides of the Same Coin” – Sandra Goff, Skidmore College

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1:50 – 2:10 p.m. “Toward an Understanding of Large Charitable Gifts” – Daniel Hungerman, University of Notre Dame

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2:15 – 3:15 p.m. “Impact” Panel Discussion

We will discuss how experimental approaches can be applied to impact (or programmatic outcomes of philanthropic interventions) in addition to the mainstay of the conferences to date that has been giving behavior and the incentives that encourage it.

  • Luigi Butera (moderator), Copenhagen Business School
  • Yan Chen, University of Michigan
  • Judd Kessler, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Sera Linardi, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mario Macis, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Amir Pasic (moderator), IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
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3:20 – 3:40 p.m. “Charitable Donations to Natural Disasters: Evidence from an Online Platform” – Rajshri Jayaraman, University of Toronto

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3:45 – 4:05 p.m. “Making Contributions Public In Low-Giving Environments” – Judd Kessler, The Wharton School

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4:10 – 4:30 p.m. “Motives to Give in Economics and in Psychology: A First Step Toward Unification” – Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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4:35 – 4:55 p.m. “Government spending on foreign aid promotes citizens’ charitable giving by changing perceived norms” – Cassandra Chapman, University of Queensland

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5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fireside Chat for Early Career Academics

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