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Inaugural lecture: 'Increasing charitable giving - what can we learn from economics?'

Professor Sarah Smith is giving an inaugural lecture which will take place on Wednesday 21 March 2012 at 6 pm in the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building.

'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 looks instead at more standard economic tools. It will assess the current state of donation and at what role there might be for tax incentives to encourage giving.

No booking required.  Contact Nicola Fry on +44 (0)117 - 9288515 or

The University of Bristol’s inaugural lectures showcase and celebrate the University’s new professors. Each lecture provides an opportunity for them to share their achievements in research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities before an audience of members of the University community and the general public.
Sarah Smith