Jan 14
Political Competition and Charitable Donations: Redistribution in Red and Blue Counties

  January 14, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  The John Locke Foundation, 200 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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In this presentation, Professor Clerkin will explore the results and implications of a recent nationwide study of the effects of political competition on charitable donations. The more “purple” a county (the closer it is to 50% voting democrat and 50% republican in the 2008 and 20012 elections) the lower the average total amount of donations by residents of the county.

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