Nicolas Duquette

Assistant Professor
USC Price School
of Public Policy

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Published Papers

“Corporate Charitable Foundations, Executive Entrenchment, and Shareholder Distributions,” with Eric Ohrn. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, forthcoming.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]

“Spend or Save? Nonprofits’ Use of Donations and Other Revenues.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(6): 1142-1165, December 2017.     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

“Inequality and Philanthropy: High-Income Giving in the United States 1917-2012.” Revision requested, Explorations in Economic History.    Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]

“Inequality and Charitable Giving: Evidence From an Experiment with Giving to a Real Charity,” 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]