Experimental Economics

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 217–234

Charitable Lottery Structure and Fund Raising: Theory and Evidence

  • Donald J. Dale

DOI: 10.1023/B:EXEC.0000040558.49037.7d

Cite this article as:
Dale, D.J. Experimental Economics (2004) 7: 217. doi:10.1023/B:EXEC.0000040558.49037.7d


Do fixed-prize charitable lotteries generate more net revenue than do revenue-dependent lotteries? I present the results of an experiment designed to test a theoretical prediction of the relationship between the prize structure of a lottery funding a public good and individuals' participation in the lottery. I find that a fixed-prize lottery configuration induces significantly greater participation and a significantly higher level of public good funding than does a revenue-dependent lottery.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald J. Dale
    • 1
  1. 1.Muhlenberg CollegeUSA

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