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La Follette School Seminar Series

Cost Analysis of Humanitarian Action

Event Details

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:30-1:30 p.m.
La Follette School Conference Room, Observatory Hill Office Building
Caitlin Tulloch, International Rescue Committee, will use a new set of average-cost data points from a large humanitarian NGO to develop a theory of average-cost functions for humanitarian nonprofit organizations and make an initial description of their functional form for several kinds of outputs. She will discuss how implicit price ceilings formed by donor guidelines follow the same intuition as price ceilings in the private sector and will discuss consequences of a new efficiency threshold.