THE PRIVATE PROVISION OF PUBLIC GOODS: THREE ESSAYS ON THE EVOLVING PUBLIC ECONOMICS OF PHILANTHROPY Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Graddy-Reed, Alexandra
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Public Policy
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  • This dissertation contributes to the literature on the private provision of public goods through three papers. The first paper is focused on the organizational level of providing public goods. The paper collects survey data on North Carolina for-profit and nonprofit organizations and empirically demonstrates variation in organizational practices not captured by legal designation. This paper then addresses how private provision of public goods changes in response to economic recession and how responses vary by organizational type and strategy. The second paper addresses the issue of classification of nonprofit entities to consider the role of strategic giving. A classification model based on source of funding and grantmaking strategy is put forth and vetted using a dataset constructed from IRS Form 990s over a five year time period. The paper analyzes differences in giving trends by this classification system during and post-recession and shows how grant size and total giving are impacted by both an organization's funding source and their grantmaking strategy. The third paper expands the nonprofit theoretical base by creating an innovation production model to assess the role of competition in nonprofit organizations focused on disease treatment and eradication. An empirical estimation of the model with multiple innovative outcomes highlights the importance of market share and labor quality to innovation-related investments. Together, these papers add to the theoretical and empirical understanding of how the private provision of public goods changes in response to economic and market conditions and how responses vary by organizational characteristics and strategies.
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  • Brown, Eleanor
  • Handa, Sudhanshu
  • Moulton, Jeremy
  • Feldman, Maryann
  • Gitterman, Daniel
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  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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