Professor Kimberley Scharf

Professor Kimberley Scharf

The Department of Economics
Professor of Economics
Head of Department

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Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
Room 216, JG Smith Building
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Professor Kimberley Scharf is Head of the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School.

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Qualifications

PhD (Economics), University of Toronto (199): ``Three Essays on Taxation and Incentives,'' supervised by Richard Bird, Albert Breton, and Jack Mintz.

MA (Honors Economics), University of Toronto (1989).

BA (Honors Economics), University of Western Ontario (1988).

Biography

Teaching

Econ210B LI Public Economics

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral research

PhD title

Research

Public Economics

Political Economy

Applied Microeconomic Theory

Other activities

  • Research Associate, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, Warwick University (2012-present).
  • Associate, London School of Economics (2013--present).
  • Research Associate, Norwegian Centre for Taxation (NoCenT) (2015--present).
  • Associate, Capacity Building Cluster for Economic Impact of the Third Sector (2009--2013).
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) (2011--present).
  • Research Fellow, Ifo Institute \& Centre for Economic Studies (CESifo) (2004--present).
  • Kimberley Scharf 2 Research Associate, CESifo, Munich (2002--2004).
  • Research Associate, CEPR, London (1999--2011).
  • Research Associate, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) (1996--2001).

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Perroni, C, Pogrebna, G, Sandford, S & Scharf, K 2019, 'Are donors afraid of core costs? Economies of scale and contestability in charity markets', The Economic Journal, vol. 129, no. 622, pp. 2608–2636. https://doi.org/10.1093/ej/uez006

Lapointe, S, Perroni, C, Scharf, K & Tukiainen, J 2018, 'Does market size matter for charities?', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 168, pp. 127-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.10.003

Giovanniello, MA, Perroni, C, Scharf, K & Slivinski, A 2018, 'Non-discriminatory donation relief and strategic commitment under political competition', European Journal of Political Economy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2018.10.002

Scharf, K & Smith, S 2016, 'Relational Altruism and Giving in Social Groups', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 141, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2016.06.001

Ng, I, Scharf, K, Pogrebna, G & Maull, R 2015, 'Contextual Variety, Internet-of-Things and the choice of Tailoring over Platform: Mass Customisation Strategy in Supply Chain Management', International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 159, pp. 77-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.09.007

Smith, S & Scharf, K 2015, 'The Price Elasticity of Charitable Giving: Does the Form of Tax Relief Matter?', International Tax and Public Finance, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 330-352. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10797-014-9306-3

Scharf, K 2014, 'Impure prosocial motivation in charity provision: Warm-glow charities and implications for public funding', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 114, pp. 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2013.10.002

Scharf, K 2014, 'Private Provision of Public Goods and Information Diffusion in Social Groups', International Economic Review, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1019-1042. https://doi.org/10.1111/iere.12081

Horstmann, IJ, Besley, T, Brett, C, Coate, S, Cornes, R, Davies, J, Hines, J, Perroni, C, Slivinski, A, Wintrobe, R & Scharf, K 2008, 'A theory of distributional conflict, voluntarism and segregation', Economic Journal, vol. 118, no. 527, pp. 427-453. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2007.02128.x

Horstmann, IJ, Slivinski, A & Scharf, K 2007, 'Can private giving promote economic segregation?', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 91, no. 5-6, pp. 1095-1118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2006.10.006

Redoano, M & Scharf, KA 2004, 'The Political Economy of Policy Centralization: Direct Versus Representative Democracy', Journal of Public Economics, vol. 88, no. 3-4, pp. 799-817. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0047-2727(03)00017-3

Raimondos-MoØller, P & Scharf, K 2002, 'Transfer pricing rules and competing governments', Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 230-246.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Scharf, K & Smith, S 2018, Donations and Disaster Relief. in K Scharf & M Tonin (eds), The Economics of Philanthropy: Donations and Fundraising. CESifo Seminar Series, MIT Press.

Scharf, K 2017, Individual Fundraising: The Power of the Personal. in J Costa-Font & M Macis (eds), Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues. CESifo Seminar Series, no. 9, vol. 6, MIT Press, London, pp. 305-322.

Scharf, K & Smith, S 2016, Charitable Donations and Tax Relief in the UK. in G Fack & C Landais (eds), Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective., 5, Oxford University Press, Oxford. <https://global.oup.com/academic/product/charitable-giving-and-tax-policy-9780198723660?cc=gb&lang=en&#>

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Expertise

Economic and trade policy

I am a public finance economists with specializations in tax, government spending and the economics of philanthropy. 

Policy experience

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