Sloan Foundation donations made to National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_P._Sloan_Foundation
Facebook username sloanfoundation
Websitehttps://sloan.org/
Donations URLhttps://sloan.org/grants-database
Twitter usernameSloanFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://sloan.org/about#mission
Grant application process pagehttps://sloan.org/grants/apply
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/sloan-foundation

Full donor page for donor Sloan Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. in our system.

Full donee page for donee National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 47 349,324 431,139 16,140 68,531 115,000 241,690 274,965 349,324 437,161 617,550 724,500 914,250 1,262,700
Economics 26 308,028 407,207 16,140 20,000 107,410 115,000 274,965 308,028 534,750 667,316 724,000 790,740 999,155
Working Longer 13 373,750 488,594 19,472 97,348 253,000 263,781 282,710 373,750 375,475 644,920 971,750 1,087,900 1,262,700
Higher Education 1 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557 120,557
Energy and Environment 7 432,372 457,695 224,170 224,170 234,100 249,550 249,550 432,372 588,800 588,800 724,500 750,375 750,375

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008
Economics (filter this donor) 26 10,587,379.00 1,266,467.00 724,000.00 990,411.00 637,550.00 1,295,216.00 1,448,128.00 700,983.00 2,157,090.00 476,734.00 890,800.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 13 6,351,717.00 350,348.00 2,066,136.00 0.00 1,282,172.00 373,750.00 546,491.00 1,087,900.00 644,920.00 0.00 0.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 7 3,203,867.00 1,182,747.00 224,170.00 483,650.00 1,313,300.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 120,557.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 120,557.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 47 20,263,520.00 2,799,562.00 3,014,306.00 1,474,061.00 3,233,022.00 1,789,523.00 1,994,619.00 1,788,883.00 2,802,010.00 476,734.00 890,800.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (47 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 47)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
110,527.00392018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8442-- Grant investigator: Katharine Abraham; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to produce papers, conferences, and a book on how administrative and other big datasets can enhance the calculation of official federal statistics.
914,250.0052018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8449-- Grant investigator: Avi Goldfarb; to develop an active and diverse research community that studies the economics of artificial intelligence.
432,372.00202018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8459-- Grant investigator: Matthew Kotchen; to develop new dissemination channels for rigorous, nonpartisan research in environmental and energy economics through a new forums for research presentation and publication.
241,690.00332018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8440-- Grant investigator: Paula Stephan; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to build a research community on the economics of science by holding regular conferences and by other community-building activities.
97,348.00412018Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8483-- Grant investigator: Robert Clark; to ascertain current policies of large companies toward older employees working beyond traditional retirement ages.
253,000.00312018Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8540-- Grant investigator: Kevin Milligan; to support a two-year phase of collaborative study on facilitating work at older ages.
750,375.0092018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8569-- Grant investigator: Meredith Fowlie; to continue support for predoctoral research and training fellowships in energy economics.
724,000.00112017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8047-- Grant investigator: Shane Greenstein; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to organize and support innovative research on the economics of digitization.
281,750.00282017Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8082-- Grant investigator: Courtney Coile; to provide partial support for the International Social Security (ISS) project in order to understand how labor force participation responds to Social Security reforms in 12 countries and to draw lessons for the United States.
437,161.00192017Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8086-- Grant investigator: Robert Clark; to compare the retirement paths of public and private employees, assessing differences in working conditions, retirement benefits, and government regulations and impacts on the age of retirement from career jobs and the likelihood of post-retirement work.
224,170.00352017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8146-- Grant investigator: Christopher Knittel; to undertake a research project examining how market forces, public policies, and technological change affect energy consumption and use in the transportation sector.
971,750.0042017Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8296-- Grant investigator: Richard Freeman; to examine the link between the receding retirement age of older workers and the shifts in demand for these workers associated with the expansion of artificial intelligence and robotic substitutes.
375,475.00222017Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8080-- Grant investigator: Nicole Maestas; to renew support for a three-year postdoctoral program on the economics of the aging workforce.
115,000.00382016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8043-- Grant investigator: Andrew Sweeting; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to enable academic research on Nielsen’s commercial data about what consumers watch and buy.
68,531.00432016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8044-- Grant investigator: Paula Stephan; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to support workshops for planning data collection and causal research about scientific fellowships and careers.
249,550.00322016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7439-- Grant investigator: Christopher Knittel; to conduct a randomized controlled trial to study how people respond to and value information about their driving habits.
234,100.00342016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7449-- Grant investigator: Don Fullerton; to advance knowledge about the economic efficiency and distributional equity tradeoffs associated with energy policy interventions in the United States.
790,740.0062016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6872-- Grant investigator: Janet Currie; to support the NBER Summer Institute.
16,140.00472016Economics/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6969-- Grant investigator: Claudia Goldin; to support a student conference as part of the Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge.
20,000.00442015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6794-- Grant investigator: Michael Woodford; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to launch an active and diverse study group on behavioral macroeconomics.
724,500.00102015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7458-- Grant investigator: Meredith Fowlie; to support predoctoral research and training fellowships in energy economics.
1,262,700.0012015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6988-- Grant investigator: David Card; to support dissertation-stage research by economics doctoral students  working on a range of labor market issues related to an aging population.
588,800.00162015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7468-- Grant investigator: James Bushnell; to undertake economic research on energy infrastructure, with a focus on hydrocarbon transport and local energy distribution.
617,550.00152015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6795-- Grant investigator: Brigitte Madrian; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to advance understanding of household financial behavior and policy.
19,472.00462015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6990-- Grant investigator: Claudia Goldin; to support a pre-conference as part of a larger project to better understand the retirement and work prospects of women by connecting events in their early adult lives to their later employment histories.
93,150.00422014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6875-- Grant investigator: Caroline Hoxby; to study productivity in higher education through the analysis of institutions and markets.
534,750.00182014Economics/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6968-- Grant investigator: Claudia Goldin; to study interventions for increasing the number of undergraduate women majoring in economics.
667,316.00132014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6816-- Grant investigator: Shane Greenstein; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to organize and support research on the economics of digitization.
120,557.00362014Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7527-- Grant investigator: Joshua Angrist; to study the persistence of high-achieving underrepresented minority students in STEM majors at highly-ranked colleges and universities after participation in summer enrichment programs for rising high school seniors and to test novel and cost-effective data collection techniques and a randomized control design.
373,750.00232014Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6999-- Grant investigator: David Wise; to continue research on facilitating work at older ages, building on a set of studies already completed under a previous grant.
263,781.00302013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7013-- Grant investigator: David Wise; to support a three-year post-doctoral program on the economics of an aging workforce.
765,900.0082013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6876-- Grant investigator: Janet Currie; to support the NBER Summer Institute.
282,710.00272013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7023-- Grant investigator: Claudia Goldin; to better understand the retirement and work prospects of currently active college women by connecting events in their early adult lives to their later employment histories.
682,228.00122013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6815-- Grant investigator: William Kerr; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to strengthen the theoretical and empirical research base on high-skilled immigration.
1,087,900.0022011Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7078-- Grant investigator: David Card; to support fellowships for Ph.D. students working on the economics of working longer.
392,955.00212011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6920-- Grant investigator: Brigitte Madrian; to advance understanding of household financial behavior and policy.
308,028.00252011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6898-- Grant investigator: Alexandre Mas; to investigate the structure and performance of labor markets in the aftermath of the Great Recession.
767,280.0072010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6925-- Grant investigator: Amy Finkelstein; to support Summer Institutes run by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
644,920.00142010Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7085-- Grant investigator: David Wise; to support research on the barriers to working longer and how to facilitate work at older ages.
999,155.0032010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6880-- Grant investigator: Shane Greenstein; to initiate and organize research on the economics of digital information.
115,690.00372010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6924-- Grant investigator: Arvind Krishnamurthy; to convene conferences on the measurement of systemic risk and liquidity.
274,965.00292010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6937-- Grant investigator: Robert Feenstra; to foster multilateral cooperation in trade, financial regulation, and macroeconomic policy by organizing a forum for leading academics and officials.
349,324.00242009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6945-- Grant investigator: Kristin Forbes; to stimulate new academic research on global aspects of the financial crisis and "Great Recession".
20,000.00442009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6941-- Grant investigator: Scott Stern; to develop a research program and data survey on the economics of the copyright system.
107,410.00402009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6944-- Grant investigator: Peter Tufano; to promote research on the economics of household finance.
588,800.00162008Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6962-- Grant investigator: James Poterba; research on Market Institutions and Financial Market Risk.
302,000.00262008Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6963-- Grant investigator: Ernst Berndt; to perform an in-depth empirical study of the strategic, economic and epidemiological factors affecting the global location of clinical trials in the biopharmaceutical industry.