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A Note on the Economics of Philanthropy

Nathalie Monnet and Ugo Panizza

No 19-2017, IHEID Working Papers from Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies

Abstract: This note starts with a short review of the economic literature on philanthropy. Next, it provides some estimates of philanthropic giving in advanced and middle-income economies and discusses how innovative financial instruments can leverage charitable giving. The note concludes with a discussion of the controversial aspects of philanthropic activities.

Keywords: Philanthropy; Taxation; Redistribution; Social welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D64 H21 H44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-09
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