N.G.O. Network (N.G.O. Network)

Founded: 2010

The N.G.O. network was founded in 2010. It joins together academic researchers from European and North American universities that are involved in theoretical, empirical and experimental work in this broad area of economic research.

The network focuses on a particular intersection of four economics fields (development, public, organizational, and international economics). The unifying theme is the organizational and contractual aspects of the provision of public goods and services by organizations that are neither purely for-profit nor public-sector, and whose members or workers are (at least potentially) motivated by non-monetary incentives. These organizations include NGOs, nonprofits, social enterprises (for-profits that are explicitly mission-driven), philanthropic ventures, charities, corporate social responsibility arms of for-profit firms, and the like.