Department of Economics 220 West Eighth Street
Pomona College Claremont, CA 91711
425 N. College Ave. (909) 626-6489
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-2810 or 621-8118 phone (909) 621-8576 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 1981
1999- James Irvine Professor of Economics, Pomona College
2001 Faculty Fellow, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, USC
1997-1999 Professor of Economics, Pomona College
1994-1996 Associate Dean of the College, Pomona College
1989-1997 Associate Professor of Economics, Pomona College
1986-1989 Assistant Professor of Economics, Pomona College
1985-1986 Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Princeton University
1981-1985 Assistant Professor and Member, Graduate Faculty, U. Florida
1980-1981 Provisional Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Personal philanthropy, volunteer labor, nonprofit organizations, intra-household decision making, tax policy
Undergraduates: Principles of microeconomics; intermediate microeconomic theory; urban economics; public finance; economics of gender and family (Economics/Women’s Studies); Freedom, Markets, and Well-Being (senior seminar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics); senior seminar in economics
Graduates: Public Finance II: Theory of Taxation; Microeconomic Theory I: Partial Equilibrium Analysis; Microeconomic theory for doctoral students in business; Microeconomic theory for MPA students
Nontraditional: taught various subjects in a week-long summer institute in
economics for journalists; six-week summer course “Making Money in America” in Pomona’s outreach program for high school seniors-to-be
with James Ferris, “Social Capital and Philanthropy: An Analysis of the Impact of Social Capital on Individual Giving and Volunteering,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol. 36 no. 1 (March 2007), 85-99.
with Al Slivinski, “Nonprofit Organizations and the Market,” in Walter Powell and Richard Steinberg, eds., The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, second edition, Yale University Press, 2006, 140-158.
“Married Couples’ Charitable Giving: Who and Why,” in Martha A. Taylor and Sondra Shaw-Hardy, eds., The Transformative Power of Women’s Philanthropy. New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, No. 50 (Winter 2005), 69-80.
"College, Social Capital, and Charitable Giving," in Arthur Brooks, ed., Gifts of Time and Money in America's Communities, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005, 185-204.
With James Andreoni and Isaac Rischall, “Charitable Giving by Married Couples: Who
Decides and Why Does It Matter?” Journal of Human Resources, vol. 8 no. 1 (Winter 2003), 111-133.
"Comment: An Algebra-Based Complement to 'Demonstrating the Equivalence between Two Methods of Measuring Excess Burden'" Journal of Economic Education, vol. 34 no. 1 (Winter 2003), p. 60.
“The Scope of Volunteer Activity and Public Service,” Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 62 no. 4 (Autumn 1999), 17-42.
“Patterns and Purposes of Philanthropic Giving,” in Clotfelter, Charles T., and Thomas Ehrlich, eds. Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America, Indiana University Press, 1999, 212-230.
“Assessing the Value of Volunteer Activity,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly,
28:1 (March 1999), 3-17.
W., and Bruno V. Manno, Giving Better, Giving Smarter 1997. Washington, DC:
working papers of the National Commission on Philanthropy and Civic Renewal.
“Altruism Towards Groups: The Charitable Provision of Private Goods,” Nonprofit and
Voluntary Sector Quarterly, June 1997, pp. 175-184.
Subject Test in Economics,” Journal of Economic Education, Winter 1995, pp. 3-15.
with Hamilton Lankford, “Gifts of Money and Gifts of Time: Estimating the Effects of
Tax Prices and Available Time,” Journal of Public Economics, April 1992, 321-341.
with Richard Spiro and Diane Keenan, “Wage and Nonwage Discrimination in
Professional Basketball,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, July 1991,
with Jan Zahrly, “Nonmonetary Rewards for Skilled Volunteer Labor: A Look at Crisis Intervention Volunteers,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Spring 1989, 167-177.
“Involuntary Employment in Contracts with Risky Job Search,” Economic Inquiry,
January 1989, pp. 93-104.
with Howard S. Kaufold, “Human Capital Accumulation and the Optimal Level of
Unemployment Insurance Provision,” Journal of Labor Economics, October 1988,
“Tax Incentives and Charitable Giving: Evidence from New Survey Data,” Public
Finance Quarterly, October 1987, pp. 386-396.
“Unemployment Insurance Taxes and Cyclical Layoff Incentives,” Journal of Labor
Economics, January 1986, pp. 50-65.
“Comment: Bequests and Horizontal Equity under a Consumption Tax,” National Tax
Journal, December 1983, pp. 511-513.
“Specific Tax Formulas for Experience Rating,” Unemployment Compensation: Studies
and Research, National Commission on Unemployment Compensation, July 1980,
with James Trussell, “A Close Look at the Demography of Afghanistan,” Demography,
February 1979, pp. 137-156.
with Rosanna Smart, “Racial Differences in Civic Participation and Charitable Giving: The Confounding Effects of Race and Unmeasured Ability,” February 2007.
with Kaitlyn Caughlin, “Donors, Ideologues, and Bureaucrats: The Principal-Agent Relationship Between Government and the Nonprofit Sector,” November 2006.
with James Ferris, “Making Social Capital Work,” October 2006.
with Mark Wilhelm, Patrick Rooney, and Richard Steinberg, “The Intergenerational Transmission of Generosity,” January 2006.
with Samuel Glick, “Volunteer Labor in Married Couples: Task or Autonomy?” August 2004.
with Richard Steinberg, Mark Wilhelm, and Patrick Rooney, “Inheritance and Charitable Donations,” 2003.
with James Ferris, “Social Capital in Los Angeles: Findings from the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey,” August 2001.
Edited with Robert L. Moore, Readings, Issues, and Problems in Public Finance, 4th
edition, Richard D. Irwin, 1995.
with Joseph Stiglitz, Instructors’ Manual for Stiglitz, Economics of the Public Sector.
January 4-6, 1997, New Orleans. “Altruism Towards Groups: The Charitable Provision
of Private Goods,” presented at the annual conference of the Allied Social Science Assns.
February 24, 1997, Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of eight economists invited as experts on the economics of charitable giving invited to the National Bureau of Economic Research to consult with the National Commission on Philanthropy and Civic Renewal.
July 9-13, 1997, Seattle, Washington. “The Demand for Multiple Child Care Arrangements,” with Alison Hagy, presented at the 72nd Western Economic Association International conference.
November 13-15, 1997, Philadelphia. Presented, with June Speakman, “Voluntarism and Political Activity: Are We Still Bowling Alone?” at the 29th annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association meetings.
December 4-6, 1997, Indianapolis. “Assessing the Value of Volunteer Activity in the United States,” presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
January 3-5, 1998, Chicago. “Voluntarism and Political Engagement: Are We Still Bowling Alone?” presented at the annual ASSA meetings.
April 23-26, 1998, Los Angeles. Invited participant in the Ninety-third American Assembly, “The Future of Philanthropy in a Changing America.”
November 3-5, 1998, Seattle. "Personal Philanthropy Over the Business Cycle: Does Volunteering Smooth Giving?" presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Association
for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.
January 3-5, 1999, New York. “Charitable Giving by Couples: Who Decides, and
Why Does It Matter?” presented at the annual ASSA meetings.
June 1-10, 1999, Indianapolis. Invited participant in a weeklong Workshop in Nonprofit Economics. I presented the paper on charitable giving by couples.
November 3-6, 1999, Washington, DC. “Charitable Giving by Couples: Who Decides, and Why Does it Matter?” presented at the 28th annual ARNOVA meetings.
November 12, 1999, Duke University. “The Scope of Volunteer Activity and Public Service,” presented at the conference on Amateurs in Public Service.
January 6-8, 2000, Boston. I served as a discussant at the ASSA meetings, covering a paper on family businesses as an organizational form that circumvents certain principal-agent problems.
January 20, 2000, Los Angeles. I prepared a background paper, “Wealth, Taxes and the New Philanthropists,” and appeared as a panelist for “What’s New About the New Philanthropy?” the first annual conference of the University of Southern California’s Nonprofit Studies Center.
April 3-4, 2000, St. Louis. I presented a co-authored paper with Al Slivinski,
“The Effects of Gender on Giving to Education: Do Household Demographics Matter?”
at the AIR/CASE research colloquium, “The new Demographics of Philanthropy.”
April 28-29, 2000, Chicago. I took part in an authors meeting in preparation for the second edition of The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook. At this meeting authors presented outlines for their chapters and shared thoughts about areas of overlap and gaps in coverage. I am coauthoring a chapter, “Nonprofits and the Market.”
June 21, 2000, Fullerton. I was the respondent charged with summarizing and reflecting on the presentations made at Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Nonprofit Sector Research’s Town Hall Dialog, “The State of Philanthropy: Orange County.”
July 5-8, 2000, Dublin. Coauthor Al Slivinski and I presented our paper, “Household Decision Making Regarding Charitable Giving,” at the annual meeting of the International Society for Third-Sector Research.
July 14, 2000, Indianapolis. Invited to a workshop to fine-tune a philanthropy and volunteering supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics survey. The workshop was hosted by the Center for Philanthropy of Indiana University at Indianapolis.
November 16-18, 2000, New Orleans. Annual ARNOVA conference. Gave progress report in workshop for chapters from The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook.
November 28-29 2000, Indianapolis. Invited conference on survey methodology in giving and volunteering. This is the conference whose papers I’m editing for publication as a symposium in the September issue of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
January 5-7, 2001, New Orleans. Annual Allied Social Science Associations meetings. Presented a paper, “Household Decision Making Regarding Charitable Giving.”
June 26-27, 2001, Minneapolis. Corporation for National Service, invited conference, “The State of Service-Related Research: Opportunities to Build a Field”
November 29-December 1, 2001, Miami. Annual ARNOVA conference. I presented a paper, “Making Philanthropy Work: Social Capital and Human Capital as Predictors of Household Giving.”
January 3-6, 2002, Atlanta. Allied Social Science Assocations meeting. I presented a revised version of the paper presented at ARNOVA in Miami. I was also conference program chair in charge of three sessions for one of the associations.
July 7-10, 2002, Cape Town, South Africa. International Society for Third-Sector Research biennial conference. Served as a conference theme co-chair in charge of paper selection, and chaired a session on charitable giving.
November 13-16, 2002, Montreal. ARNOVA. Organized and chaired a session on the future of charitable giving; was to serve as discussant but left detailed comments and returned home early due to illness.
January 2003, Washington, DC, Allied Social Science Associations. I was program chair for the Association for the Study of the Grants Economy, a member organization of ASSA and allotted three sessions at the ASSA meetings. A highlight of our program was the participation of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen as a discussant in one of our sessions. I chaired one of the ASGE sessions.
June 27, 2003, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. I was one of ten attendees at an invitation-only workshop on "Understanding the Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector," advising the Committee on National Statistics about data on the nonprofit sector.
November 19-23, 2003, Denver, ARNOVA. I presented a paper coauthored with Jim Ferris, "The Impacts of Human Capital, Social Capital, and Religious Attendance of Charitable Giving and Volunteering." I organized a session on social influences on charitable giving, and chaired the session when its schedule chair was unable to attend.
January 2-5, 2004, San Diego, ASSA. I served as discussant on three papers in two sessions, met with other officers of ASGE, and interviewed job candidates.
April 16, 2004, Syracuse, Maxwell School for Public Policy. I gave a paper at an invited conference on Giving in America's Communities.
July 11-14, 2004, Toronto, International Society for Third-Sector Research biennial conference. Presented a paper with coauthor Jim Ferris on social capital and charitable giving.
August 5-7, 2004, Oxford. International Association for Feminist Economics. Presented a paper with coauthor Sam Glick on the determinants of volunteer hours of husbands and wives using the newly available PSID data.
November 17-20, 2004, Los Angeles. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Chaired a session and served as discussant for its three papers.
January 7-9, 2005, Philadelphia. ASSA. Discussed a paper on entry and exit of for-profit and non-profit institutions of higher education.
August 25-26, 2005, Indianapolis. Center on Philanthropy, 18th annual conference, Women in Philanthropy. Gave a paper on decision making authority within married couples and how it affects charitable giving.
November 17-19 2005, Washington, DC, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Gave a paper on decision making authority in the household and how it affects giving.
January 6-8, 2006, Boston, ASSA. Discussant for Katherine Carman, “Social Influences and the Designation of Charitable Contributions: Evidence from the Workplace” and session chair for ASGE session “Charitable Giving.”
February 24, 2006, Drucker/Ito School of Business, Claremont Graduate University. “Altruism Meets the Dismal Science,” presentation and chair of morning session for conference Women in Economics & Political Economy: Career Paths & Research Agendas.”
July 9-12, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand, International Society for Third Sector Research. Presented a paper, “Donors, Ideologues, and Bureaucrats: The Principal-Agent Relationship between Government and the Third Sector.” As a member of the ISTR nominating committee, met to select a slate of board candidates.
November 16-18, 2006, Chicago, ARNOVA. Was part of a panel advising new and potential users of the CoPPS data on giving and volunteering.
January 5-7, 2007, Chicago, ASSA. Session chair, “The Estate Tax and Charitable Giving,” also conference program chair for three ASGE sessions.
March 12-13, 2007, Venice, Italy. Presented paper with Kaitlyn Caughlin ‘07, an updated version of “Donors, Ideologues, and Bureaucrats” that includes her as coauthor, at the Sixth Workshop on Managing the Challenges of the Third Sector, sponsored by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.
Editorial and Review Work
1991-1995 Co-editor, Economic Inquiry
1998- Deputy editor, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Canada Research Council
Journal of Economic Education
Journal of Human Resources
Journal of Labor Economics
National Science Foundation
National Tax Journal
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Public Budgeting and Finance
Public Finance Review
Review of Economics and Statistics
Social Science Quarterly
Southern Economic Journal
External Reviewer for Economics Programs: Bates College, Kenyon College, University of the Pacific, Whitman College, Occidental College
Other Professional Service
Center on Philanthropy: Associate Project Manger, Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, development of survey module on giving and volunteering for inclusion in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.
Association for the Study of the Grants Economy: Conference Program Chair, Association for the Study of the Grants Economy, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007. Secretary, ASGE, 2003-present.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action: Member, membership committee, 2004. Selection committee member, best dissertation award, 2004, 2005.
International Society for Third Sector Research: Conference Theme Co-Chair, International Society for Third-Sector Research, fifth annual conference, “Transforming Civil Society, Citizenship and Governance: The Third Sector in an Era of (Dis)Order,” July 7-10, 2002, Cape Town, South Africa. Member, nominating committee, 2006.
Fetzer Institute, “The Impacts of Religious, Intellectual, and Civic Engagement on Altruistic Love and Compassionate Love as Expressed through Charitable Behaviors,” 2002-2003 (awarded October 2001).
With James Ferris, from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, “Philanthropy and Social Capital in Los Angeles,” 2001-2002.
John Templeton Foundation, Freedom Project, to develop with Professor Paul Hurley a course, “Freedom, Markets, and Well-Being,” 1999-2000.
John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, "Community Service as an Education Requirement: Will It Breed Volunteers?" summer 1998.
National Science Foundation Research Planning Grant, “Volunteer Labor in Models of
John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, “Volunteer Labor and the Crowding Out of Private Philanthropy by Government Spending,” 1991.
University of San Francisco, Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management, grant for
“Motivating Factors for Highly Skilled Volunteers: A Look at Crisis Intervention Volunteers,” 1989.
Wig Award for Teaching Excellence, Pomona College, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004.
American Economic Association
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
Association for the Study of the Grants Economy
Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
International Association for Feminist Economics
International Society for Third-Sector Research
National Tax Association