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Science of Philanthropy Initiative Conference 2017

The Science of Philanthropy Initiative Conference returns to the University of Chicago, presented in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the University of Southern California. This year's keynote speakers are Ragan Petrie (Texas A&M) and Lise Vesterlund (University of Pittsburgh; PEEL Experimental Lab). SPI is an initiative started by John List, Michael Price and Anya Samek in 2012 to encourage experimental (field and lab) research on charitable giving. In addition to providing an avenue for research discussions, the conference brings together researchers studying charitable giving with practitioners in the field of philanthropy.