Jonathan Meer’s research focuses on charitable giving and the economics of education. His recent work examines whether fundraising creates new giving, how Teach for America teachers impact college-going among low-income students and how the interaction between teacher and student gender affects student performance. He is a professor at Texas A&M's Private Enterprise Research Center and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Jonathan's Most Recent Stories
October 10, 2017
Giving by individuals accounts for nearly three-quarters of charitable giving in the United States, over $280 billion in 2016. Changes to tax policy can have an effect on the incentives individuals and households face when making the decision of how much to give to charity. Continue reading →
July 17, 2017
If your immediate reaction to this study was to dismiss it, it is time to admit that your views cannot be swayed by science. Continue reading →