This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
|Macroeconomic stabilization policy||2||250,000||325,000||250,000||250,000||250,000||250,000||250,000||250,000||400,000||400,000||400,000||400,000||400,000|
|Open Philanthropy (filter this donee)||650,000.00||400,000.00||250,000.00|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 2)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Open Philanthropy||400,000.00||1||Macroeconomic stabilization policy||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/peterson-institute-international-economics-macroeconomic-projects||Alexander Berger||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to support research by non-resident fellows Karen Dynan and Jason Furman on key questions in macroeconomic stabilization policy. Karen Dynan will study the optimal design of automatic stabilizer programs — taxes and government programs that respond automatically to changing economic conditions. Jason Furman will study the costs and benefits of allowing employment to exceed some estimates of full employment.
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We see these both as crucially important questions in macroeconomic stabilization policy and believe Dynan and Furman are especially well-placed to address them in an influential and informative fashion." Affected countries: United States; announced: 2019-05-18.
|Open Philanthropy||250,000.00||2||Macroeconomic stabilization policy||https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/peterson-institute-international-economics-macroeconomic-stabilization||Alexander Berger||Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to support work on macroeconomic stabilization
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "We are considering making a larger grant to support PIIE to do substantially more work in this area (which is a focus area of ours), and are thinking of the present funding as an opportunity to try working with the organization while we (and they) think more about potential future engagement."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The grant is a relatively small one and is intended to kickstart a relationship with the donee, to decide on whether to make a bigger grant later Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-04-29.