Online salience and charitable giving : Evidence from SMS donations, (with Carlo Perroni, Oleksandr Talavera and Linh Vi), CAGE Discussion Paper 536 and Warwick economics Research Paper 1325, 2021.
Inter-charity Competition and Efficiency. Considerations Beyond Fundraising and Tax Incentives for Giving, (with Johannes Lohse). Forthcoming in the Routledge Handbook on Taxation and Philanthropy, 2021.
Lift and Shift: The Effect of Fundraising Interventions in Charity Space and Time, (with Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm and Sarah Smith), CEPR Discussion Paper 12338, September 2017. Forthcoming in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2021.
DR Agrawal, RB Davies, S LaLumia, N Riedel, K Scharf, CESifo Working Paper, 2021.
More Giving or More Givers? The Effects of Tax Incentives on Charitable Donations in the UK, (with Miguel Almunia, Irem Guceri and Ben Lockwood), Journal of Public Economics 183, March 2020.
Are Donors Afraid of Core Costs? Economies of Scale and Contestability in Charity Markets, (with Carlo Perroni, Ganna Pogrebna and Sarah Sandford), Economic Journal 129, May 2019, pp 2608-2636.
Non-discriminatory Donation Relief and Strategic Commitment Under Political Competition, (with Monica Giovaniello, Carlo Perroni and Al Slivinski), European Journal of Political Economy 58, June 2019, pp. 164-177.
Does Market Size Matter also for Charities? (with Simon La Pointe, Carlo Perroni and Janne Tukiainen), Journal of Public Economics 168, December 2018, pp. 127-145.
Relational Altruism and Giving in Social Groups, (with Sarah Smith), Journal of Public Economics 141, September 2016: 1-10.
Contextual Variety, Internet-of-things and the Choice of Tailoring Over Platform, (with Irene Ng, Ganna Pogrebna and Roger Maull), International Journal of Production Economics 159, January 2015, pp. 76-87.
The Price Elasticity of Charitable Giving: Does the Form of Tax Relief Matter? (with Sarah Smith), International Tax and Public Finance 22, April 2015, pp. 330-352.
Private Provision of Public Goods and Information Diffusion in Social Groups, International Economic Review 55, November 2014, pp. 1019-1042.
Impure Pro-social Motivation in Charity Provision: Warm Glow Charities and Implications for Public Funding, Journal of Public Economics 114, June 2014, pp. 50-57.
Donations to Disaster Appeals, (with Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm & Sarah Smith). In: K. Scharf and M. Tonin, eds. The Economics of Philanthropy, Cambridge MA 02142-1209, The MIT Press, 2018.
The Economics of Philanthropy, (K. Scharf and M. Tonin eds.), Cambridge MA 02142-1209, The MIT Press, 2018.
Donations to Disaster Appeals, (with Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm and Sarah Smith). In: K. Scharf and M. Tonin, eds. The Economics of Philanthropy, Cambridge MA 02142-1209, The MIT Press, 2018.
Online Fundraising–The Perfect Ask? (with Abigail Payne and Sarah Smith). In: J. Costa-Font and M. Macis, eds. Social Economics: Current and emerging avenues, Cambridge MA 02142-1209, The MIT Press, 2017.
The Tax Treatment of Charitable Contributions in the UK, (with Sarah Smith). In: G. Fack and C. Landais, eds. Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective, Oxford University Press, September 2016.
The Definition, Measurement, and Evaluation of Tax Expenditures and Tax Relief, (with Nigar Hashimzade, Chris Heady, Gareth Myles, and Lynne Oates), ESRC Tax Administration Research Centre Briefing Report, National Audit Office, June 2014
I am Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Birmingham.
My research interests include: The economics of charitable giving, fundraising and philanthropy; public economics; social data science; international tax; political economy; and microeconomic theory
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Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Director, NAO-Birmingham Tax Centre
Department of Economics
University of Birmingham