Professor Sarah Smith - inaugural lecture

Professor in the Department of Economics Professor Sarah Smith

The lecture will took place on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Increasing charitable giving: what can we learn from economics?

The current government wants people to give more to charity as part of its Big Society. So far, many of its ideas, such as prompting people to give at ATMs, are drawn from behavioural economics which looks to "nudge" people into doing things. This lecture looked instead at more standard economic tools. It assessed the current state of donation and at what role there might be for tax incentives to encourage giving.

Sarah Smith inaugural - 21 March