Nicolas Duquette

Assistant Professor
USC Price School
of Public Policy

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Published Papers

“Founders’ Fortunes and Philanthropy: A History of the US Charitable Contribution Deduction.” Business History Review, Forthcoming.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]

“Do Share-of-Income Limits on Tax-Deductibility of Charitable Contributions Affect Giving?” Economics Letters, 174, pp. 1–4, January 2019.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]

“Inequality and Philanthropy: High-Income Giving in the United States 1917-2012.” Explorations in Economic History, 70, pp. 25-41, October 2018.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  |  More

“Corporate Charitable Foundations, Executive Entrenchment, and Shareholder Distributions,” with Eric Ohrn. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 152, pp. 235-253, August 2018.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  |  More

“Spend or Save? Nonprofits’ Use of Donations and Other Revenues.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(6): 1142-1165, December 2017. Mentioned in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.     Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  |  More

“Do Tax Incentives Affect Charitable Contributions? Evidence from Public Charities’ Reported Revenues,” Journal of Public Economics, 137: 51-69, May 2016. Mentioned in Bloomberg View and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.     Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  |  More

“How Johnson Fought the War on Poverty: The Politics and Economics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity,” with Martha J. Bailey. The Journal of Economic History 74(2): 351-388, June 2014. NBER Working Paper No. 19860. Winner of the Arthur H. Cole Prize for the the best article published in the Journal of Economic History from July 2013 to July 2014.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  |  More

“Revealing the Relationship between Ship Crowding and Slave Mortality: The Role of Missing Data,” The Journal of Economic History 74(2): 535-552, June 2014.     Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  |  More

“Ship Crowding and Slave Mortality: Missing Observations or Incorrect Measurement?” with Peter M. Solar. Journal of Economic History 77(4): 1177-1202, December 2017.     Paper [PDF]  |  More

Working Papers

“Top Donors and the Rising Concentration of Giving in the United States, 1960–2012.”.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]

“Inequality, Social Distance, and Giving,” with Enda Hargaden.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]

“The Extent and Efficacy of State Charitable Contribution Income Tax Credits,” with Alexandra Graddy-Reed and Mark Phillips.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]