The Economics of Cultural Policy

  • Filename: the-economics-of-cultural-policy.
  • ISBN: 9780521868259
  • Release Date: 2010-06-03
  • Number of pages: 277
  • Author: David Throsby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Non-technical analysis of how cultural industries contribute to economic growth and the policies required to ensure cultural industries will flourish.

The Economics of Cultural Policy

  • Filename: the-economics-of-cultural-policy.
  • ISBN: 0521687845
  • Release Date: 2010-06-03
  • Number of pages: 291
  • Author: David Throsby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Cultural policy is changing. Traditionally, cultural policies have been concerned with providing financial support for the arts, for cultural heritage and for institutions such as museums and galleries. In recent years, around the world, interest has grown in the creative industries as a source of innovation and economic dynamism. This book argues that an understanding of the nature of both the economic and the cultural value created by the cultural sector is essential to good policy-making. The book is the first comprehensive account of the application of economic theory and analysis to the broad field of cultural policy. It deals with general principles of policy-making in the cultural arena as seen from an economic point of view, and goes on to examine a range of specific cultural policy areas, including the arts, heritage, the cultural industries, urban development, tourism, education, trade, cultural diversity, economic development, intellectual property and cultural statistics.

Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture

  • Filename: handbook-of-the-economics-of-art-and-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780080464756
  • Release Date: 2006-09-13
  • Number of pages: 1400
  • Author: Victor A. Ginsburgh
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Over the last 30 or 40 years a substantial literature has grown up in which the tools of economic theory and analysis have been applied to problems in the arts and culture. Economists who have surveyed the field generally locate the origins of contemporary cultural economics as being in 1966, the year of publication of the first major work in modern times dedicated specifically to the economics of the arts. It was a book by Baumol and Bowen which showed that economic analysis could illuminate the supply of and demand for artistic services, the contribution of the arts sector to the economy, and the role of public policy. Following the appearance of the Baumol and Bowen work, interest in the economics of the arts grew steadily, embracing areas such as demand for the arts, the economic functions of artists, the role of the nonprofit sector, and other areas. Cultural economics also expanded to include the cultural or entertainment industries (the media, movies, the publishing industry, popular music), as well as heritage and museum management, property right questions (in particular copyright) and the role of new communication technologies such as the internet. The field is therefore located at the crossroads of several disciplines: economics and management, but also art history, art philosophy, sociology and law. The Handbook is placed firmly in economics, but it also builds bridges across these various disciplines and will thus be of interest to researchers in all these different fields, as well as to those who are engaged in cultural policy issues and the role of culture in the development of our societies. *Presents an overview of the history of art markets *Addresses the value of art and consumer behavior toward acquiring art *Examines the effect of art on economies of developed and developing countries around the world

Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage

  • Filename: handbook-on-the-economics-of-cultural-heritage.
  • ISBN: 9780857931009
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Ilde Rizzo
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



Cultural heritage is a complex and elusive concept, constantly evolving through time, and combining cultural, aesthetic, symbolic, spiritual, historical and economic values. The Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage outlines the contribution of economics to the design and analysis of cultural heritage policies and to addressing issues related to the conservation, management and enhancement of heritage. The Handbook takes a multidisciplinary approach, using cultural economics as a theoretical framework to illustrate how crucial and stimulating cross-disciplinary dialogue actually is. Contributors scrutinise the co-existence of cultural and economic values as well as the new challenges that arise from changes brought about by technology, and relationships between the different actors engaged in the production, distribution and consumption of heritage services. The roles of public, private and non-profit organizations are also explored. Case studies underpin the discussion, demonstrating the clear and vital link between theory and practice. This highly unique Handbook will prove a fascinating and informative read for academics, researchers, students and policymakers with an interest in cultural economics.

Economics and Culture

  • Filename: economics-and-culture.
  • ISBN: 0521586399
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: David Throsby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Highly acclaimed analysis of the links between the two worlds of economics and culture.

Arts Economics

  • Filename: arts-economics.
  • ISBN: 9783540246954
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Bruno S. Frey
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Using the economic perspective, this exciting text offers an alternative view to sociological or art historic approaches to art. The issues discussed include: institutions from festivals to "superstar" museums, different means of supporting the arts, an investigation into art as an investment, and the various approaches applied when valuing our cultural properties. This text challenges widely held popular views and, once started, is difficult to put down.

Cultural Economics And Cultural Policies

  • Filename: cultural-economics-and-cultural-policies.
  • ISBN: 9789401111409
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: A.T. Peacock
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Cultural Economics and Cultural Policies offers a unique guide to the state of the art in cultural economics. First, it alerts scholars and students to the necessity for careful definition and measurement of the `cultural sector'. Second, it affords examples of how economic analysis can shed light on the motivation of creative and performing artists and of artistic enterprises. Third, Cultural Economics and Cultural Policies widens the discussion of public policy towards the arts beyond general economic appraisal of arguments for government financial support. It does so by considering the government's role in defining property rights in artistic products and in regulating as well as financing the arts; examining how the criteria for government support are actually applied. Cultural Economics and Cultural Policies will be of interest to economists, students and policy makers.

The Economics of Art and Culture

  • Filename: the-economics-of-art-and-culture.
  • ISBN: 0521637120
  • Release Date: 2001-04-23
  • Number of pages: 410
  • Author: James Heilbrun
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Systematic review of the economics of the arts and performing arts.

The Economics of Uniqueness

  • Filename: the-economics-of-uniqueness.
  • ISBN: 9780821397060
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Guido Licciardi
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications



In a world where half of the population lives in cities and more than 90 percent of urban growth is occurring in the developing world, cities struggle to modernize without completely losing their unique character, which is embodied by their historic cores and cultural heritage assets. As countries develop, cultural heritage can provide a crucial element of continuity and stability: the past can become a foundation for the future. This book collects innovative research papers authored by leading scholars and practitioners in heritage economics, and presents the most current knowledge on how heritage assets can serve as drivers of local economic development. What this book tries to suggest is a workable approach to explicitly take into account the cultural dimensions of urban regeneration in agglomerations that have a history and possess a unique character, going beyond an approach based solely on major cultural heritage assets or landmarks. The knowledge disseminated through this book will help stakeholders involved in preparation, implementation, and supervision of development investments to better assess the values of cultural heritage assets and incorporate them in urban development policies.

The Artful Economist

  • Filename: the-artful-economist.
  • ISBN: 9783319406374
  • Release Date: 2016-10-10
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author: Ilde Rizzo
  • Publisher: Springer



This book reassesses central topics in cultural economics: Public finance and public choice theory as the basis for decision-making in cultural and media policy, the role of welfare economics in cultural policy, the economics of creative industries, the application of empirical testing to the performing arts and the economics of cultural heritage. Cultural economics has made enormous progress over the last 50 years, to which Alan Peacock made an important contribution. The volume brings together many of the senior figures, whose contributions to the various special fields of cultural economics have been instrumental in the development of the subject, and others reflecting on the subject's progress and assessing its future direction. Alan Peacock has been one of the leading lights of cultural economics and in this volume Ilde Rizzo and Ruth Towse and the other contributors ably capture the import of his contributions in a broader context of political economy. In doing so, they offer an overview of progress in cultural economics over the last forty years. Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics and Director of the Mecatus Center, George Mason University, United States A fitting tribute to Professor Sir Alan Peacock's inspiring intellect leadership and his outstandingly rich and varied legacy in the domain of cultural economics, this book draws together illuminating analyses and insights from leading cultural economists about the role and value of this dynamic and increasingly policy-relevant field of enquiry. Gillian Doyle, Professor of Media Economics and Director of Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow, UK

The Economics of the British Stage 1800 1914

  • Filename: the-economics-of-the-british-stage-1800-1914.
  • ISBN: 0521036852
  • Release Date: 2007-06-21
  • Number of pages: 506
  • Author: Tracy C. Davis
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



During the nineteenth century, British theatre developed into an industry with considerable importance in the economy, diversified by whole new forms of entertainment - first music hall then cinema - evolving alongside the dramatic stage. This comprehensive study examines the theatre's growth from an economic perspective. Tracy Davis reflects the debates of economic theorists from Adam Smith to Alfred Marshall to investigate three key areas: the state's role in protecting theatre; the factors affecting the success or failure of theatre companies; and how theatre came to be regarded as one of the 'service industries'. By grounding debates about subsidization and the economic viability of the live arts in an era predating government funding, Davis sheds light on the history of cultural policy for the arts in Britain. Her book will interest scholars across a range of disciplines - theatre, social history, economics, gender studies and the sociology of culture.

A Handbook of Cultural Economics

  • Filename: a-handbook-of-cultural-economics.
  • ISBN: 9780857930576
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Ruth Towse
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



The second edition of this widely acclaimed and extensively cited collection of original contributions by specialist authors reflects changes in the field of cultural economics over the last eight years. Thoroughly revised chapters alongside new topics and contributors bring the Handbook up-to-date, taking into account new research, literature and the impact of new technologies in the creative industries. The book covers a range of topics encompassing the creative industries as well as the economics of the arts and culture, and includes chapters on: economics of art (including auctions, markets, prices, anthropology), artists' labour markets, creativity and the creative economy, cultural districts, cultural value, globalization and international trade, the internet, media economics, museums, non-profit organisations, opera, performance indicators, performing arts, publishing, regulation, tax expenditures, and welfare economics.

A Textbook of Cultural Economics

  • Filename: a-textbook-of-cultural-economics.
  • ISBN: 9780521888721
  • Release Date: 2010-01-07
  • Number of pages: 600
  • Author: Ruth Towse
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A fascinating look at the economics of the arts, heritage and creative industries, first published in 2010.

Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics

  • Filename: advanced-introduction-to-cultural-economics.
  • ISBN: 9781781954911
  • Release Date: 2014-06-27
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Ruth Towse
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by some of the world�s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid sur

Beyond Price

  • Filename: beyond-price.
  • ISBN: 9780521862233
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 315
  • Author: Michael Hutter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Much recent discussion surrounding valuation of the arts and culture, particularly in the policy arena, has been dominated by a concern to identify an economic and financial basis for valuation of art works, arts, activities and more general ways in which we express our culture. Whereas a great deal can be gained from a fuller understanding of the economic value of art, there is a real danger that financial considerations will tend to crowd out all other aspects of value. This book moves beyond the limitations implicit in a narrow economic approach, bringing different disciplinary viewpoints together, opening up a dialogue between scholars about the processes of valuation that they use and exploring differences and identifying common ground between the various viewpoints. The book's common theme – the tension between economic and cultural modes of evaluation – unites the chapters, making it a coherent and unified volume that provides a new and unique perspective on how we value art.

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