ESA-announce SPI First Annual Conference Call for Papers

Posted on 2013/06/01. Filed under: 綜合 |

Dear all,

John List, Michael Price and I are hosting the first annual Science of Philanthropy conference at the University of Chicago on October 18th-19th, 2013 (all day Friday the 18th and the morning of Saturday the 19th).

We would like to invite presentations that use laboratory or field experiments to investigate social preferences that shape philanthropic giving (including altruism, reciprocity, inequity aversion, warm-glow giving, etc.), techniques charities may use to increase giving, the role of culture on giving, and development of social preferences (i.e., experiments with children/young adults). Topics that are also of interest are volunteerism, the organization of charities/how they operate, and organ/blood donation.

In addition to providing an avenue for research discussions, another aim of the conference is to bring together researchers studying charitable giving with practitioners in the field of philanthropy. The conference is roughly divided into two parallel tracks, with a series of papers that lean toward basic science and a series that is more applied (whereby practitioners would be encouraged to attend the applied sessions).

Our key speakers for the moment (we may add more) are Steven Levitt and John List.

To keep a small group with opportunities for meaningful discussion, conference attendance is currently open to presenters or by invitation.

Please send your detailed ABSTRACT to Shannon Price at <sprice(at)> by AUGUST 1, 2013. Word files are preferred. You do not need to specify to which track you are applying. We will let you know by the end of August if your paper has been accepted or not.

Conference registration is free of charge for invitees/presenters, and will include all meals and transportation to/from conference hotel.

Please email me if you have any questions.



Anya (Savikhin) Samak
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison


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