NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People's Donations to Fund Public Goods?

Dean Karlan, John A. List

NBER Working Paper No. 17954
Issued in March 2012, Revised in March 2018

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The authors thank TechnoServe for collaborating on this field experiment, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for providing the matching grant to TechnoServe, and Conor Dowling and Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science for providing access to the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (and its funder, the National Science Foundation) for our survey. All opinions reported here are those of the authors and not of TechnoServe or of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Karlan thanks the Alfred B. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation for support; List thanks the Templeton Foundation for support. We thank Ellen Degnan, Selvan Kumar, Rachel Strohm, James Tan and Natalia Torres for research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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