Auctions for Charity and For-Profit: A Field Experiment

“Auctions for Charity and For-Profit: A Field Experiment”
Joshua Foster, graduate student, Economics Department, University of Arkansas

This proposal addresses how best to raise money. This is the first field study comparing revenues and bidder behavior across charity and for-profit variants of four distinct auction formats. The study should advance understanding of bidder behavior and the motives underlying charitable giving, and should provide insights regarding the design and implementation of charitable auctions.