ESA-announce SPI Second Annual Conference Call for Papers

Posted on 2014/06/03. Filed under: 綜合 |

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are hosting the second annual Science of Philanthropy (SPI) conference in Chicago, IL on November 7-8th (Friday and Saturday). SPI is an initiative started by John List, Michael Price and I in 2012 to encourage experimental (field and lab) research on charitable giving.

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. You can visit to see the papers that were presented last year.

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). When you submit your abstract, please let us know which track you think fits best. We may need to adjust your decision when we organize the schedule.

To keep a small group with opportunities for meaningful discussion, conference attendance is currently open to presenters or by invitation. This year, we do hope to also open it up to non-presenters and I’ll let you all know if we are able to do that (there will be a nominal registration fee). Conference registration is free of charge for invitees/presenters, and will include all meals and transportation to/from conference hotel.

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

Day 1 of the conference will be held in Chicago, IL at the Fairmont Hotel. Day 2 will be at the new University of Chicago Economics Department building (which is beautiful! I toured it last week).

Please email me if you have any questions.



Anya Savikhin Samek
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison


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