Cathy Pharoah

Professor of Charity Funding at the Sir John Cass Business School, City University, London

Cathy Pharoah is Professor of Charity Funding at the Sir John Cass Business School, City University, London, and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthopy. She has been a leading source of quantitative data on trends in private giving to UK charities for several years.

Research interests include giving and philanthropy by individuals, foundations and companies, charitable tax reliefs, trends in the resourcing of the third sector, social enterprise, and relationships between the third, private and public sector funding. She was previously Director of Research at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), working at the interface between academic and practice-based research. She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey