eBook Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444537775
  • ISBN-13: 9780444537775
  • DDC: 338.477
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 704 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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This volume emphasizes the economic aspects of art and culture, a relatively new field that poses inherent problems for economics, with its quantitative concepts and tools. Building bridges across disciplines such as management, art history, art philosophy, sociology, and law, editors Victor Ginsburgh and David Throsby assemble chapters that yield new perspectives on the supply and demand for artistic services, the contribution of the arts sector to the economy, and the roles that public policies play. With its focus on culture rather than the arts, Ginsburgh and Throsby bring new clarity and definition to this rapidly growing area. Presents coherent summaries of major research in art and culture, a field that is inherently difficult to characterize with finance tools and concepts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Introduction to the Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction and Overview.
2: Value and Evaluation in Art and Culture.
3: Creative Genius in Literature, Music, and the Visual Arts.
4: Contemporary Experimental Aesthetics: Procedures and Findings.
5: The Economic and Cultural Value of Paintings: Some Empirical Evidence.
6: Values of Music.
7: The Economics of Cultural Awards.
8: The Use of Stated Preference Methods to Value Cultural Heritage.
9: Demand, Consumption and Investment.
10: Bestsellers and Blockbusters: Movies, Music, and Books.
11: New Technologies and Cultural Consumption.
12: Investment in Visual Art: Evidence from International Transactions.
13: Innovation and Technological Change.
14: Cultural Innovation by Cultural Organizations.
15: Digitization, Copyright, and the Flow of New Music Products.
16: The Pricing of Art and the Art of Pricing: Pricing Styles in the Concert Industry.
17: Media Ownership: Diversity Versus Efficiency in a Changing Technological Environment.
18: Trade, Development, and Cultural Diversity.
19: Cultural Products in the International Trading System.
20: Cultural Diversity, Copyright, and International Trade.
21: Trade and Cultural Diversity.
22: Cultural Diversity, Conflict, and Economic Development.
23: Culture, Linguistic Diversity, and Economics.
24: Broader Cultural Issues.
25: National Culture as Value Orientations: Consequences of Value Differences and Cultural Distance.
26: Religion, Culture, and Development.
27: Strategic Interactions Between Modern Law and Custom.