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REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (reverse chronological)
Thornton, J. (2022) Fiscal Shocks and Nonprofit Employment. Applied Economics. Forthcoming.
Thornton, J. & Lecy, J. (2022) Are federal grants harmful to nonprofit financial health? Claims versus evidence. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, forthcoming.
Kuan, J. & Thornton, J. (2021) Nonprofits as Multi-Sided Platforms. Academy of Management Review. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2019.0216
Harrison, T. & Thornton, J. (2021) Further Evidence on Competition in Nonprofit Donor Markets. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/08997640211057394 .
Thornton, J. & Lecy, J. (2019) Good Enough for Government Work? An Incomplete Contracts Approach to the Use of Nonprofits in U.S. Federal Procurement. Nonprofit Policy Forum. https://doi.org/10.1515/npf-2019-0037
Thornton, J.; Stokes, C.; McCarty, S. (2019) Religious Observance and Intertemporal Choice. Religion and Education. in press. https://doi.org/10.1080/15507394.2019.1643216
Thornton, Jeremy & King, David. (2017) Financing Social Enterprise in the very long run. ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives 6.3 - Special Issue FRAM/SSFII: 29-70. http://www.acrn-journals.eu/resources/jofrp0603c.pdf
Gayle, P.; Harrison, T; & Thornton, J. (2017) Entry, Donor Market Size, and Competitive Conduct among Nonprofits. International Journal of Industrial Organization. (50), 294-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijindorg.2016.10.003
Thornton, J; McCarty, S; & Stokes, C. (2017) Divine Restraint: An Experimental Analysis of Religious Preference and Intertemporal Discounting. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (67), 99-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2016.12.002
Lecy, J. & Thornton, J.(2016) What Big Data Can Tell Us About Government Grants to the Nonprofit Sector: Using the FAADS. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 45(5), 1052-1069. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764015620902
Thornton, J., Lohrke, F., Gonas, J.(2015). The Social Entrepreneur as Trailblazer - A Role for the Social Enterprise in a Market Economy. ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives, 4(4). 145-167. http://www.acrn-journals.eu/resources/jfrp0404i.pdf
Harrison, T. & Thornton, J. (2014). Too Many Nonprofits? An Empirical Approach to Estimating Trends in Nonprofit Demand Density. Nonprofit Policy Forum. 5(2), 213-229. https://doi.org/10.1515/npf-2014-0009
Thornton, J. (2014). Flypaper Nonprofits: Federal Grants and Nonprofit Expenditures, Public Finance Review. 42(2), 176-198. https://doi.org/10.1177/1091142112446845
Broom, L.; Thornton, J & Carson, C. (2013). Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Uses and Applications in a Social Entrepreneurship Curriculum. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, (Fall), 49-60. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1144104
Helms, S.; Scott, B. & Thornton, J. (2013). New Experimental Evidence on Charitable Gift Restrictions and Donor Behaviour. Applied Economic Letters, 20(17), pp. 1521-1526.https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2013.829172
Thornton, J. & Helms, S. (2013). Afterlife Incentives in Charitable Giving, Applied Economics, 45(19), 2779-2791. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2012.678984
Helms, S. & Thornton, J. (2012). The Influence of Religiosity on Charitable Behavior: A COPPS Investigation, Journal of Socio-Economics, 41 (4), 373-383. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2012.04.003
Helms, S.; Scott, B. & Thornton, J. (2012). Choosing to Give More: Experimental Evidence on Restricted Gifts and Charitable Behavior. Applied Economic Letters, 19 (8), 745-748. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2011.599784
Thornton, J. & Cave, L. (2010). The Effects of Organizational Form in the Mixed Market for Foster Care. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics , 81(2), 211-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8292.2010.00410.x
Thornton, J. (2010). Explaining Unrestricted Giving by Charitable Foundations: A Transaction Cost Approach. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28(1), 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijindorg.2009.06.001
Thornton, J., & Belski, W. (2010). Financial Reporting Quality and Price Competition Among Nonprofit Firms. Applied Economics, 42, 2699-2713. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840801964583
Castaneda, M., Garen, J., & Thornton, J. (2008). Competition, Contractibility and the Market for Donors to Nonprofits. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 24 (1), 215-246. https://doi.org/10.1093/jleo/ewm036
Childs, B., Gonas, J., & Thornton, J. (2008). Are Donor Advised Funds Always the Best Economic Choice. Journal of Financial Planning (June).
Thornton, P., & Thornton, J. (2008). Why They Don't Go: Surveying the next Generation of Mission Workers. EMQ (April), 204-210.
Thornton, J. (2006). Nonprofit Fund Raising in Competitive Donor Markets. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 35 (2), 204-224. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764005285951
Thornton, J., & Thornton, P. (2006). Agency Incentives in International Development Partnerships. Faith & Economics , 46/47 (Spring/Fall), 1-24.
Thornton, J & Kuan, J. “Less than Zero: A positive theory of negative prices in the nonprofit sector”