Economics of Art and Culture, 1st Edition

  • Bruno S. Frey
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  • ISBN-10: 3030157482
  • ISBN-13: 9783030157487
  • DDC: 330
  • 134 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book studies the relationship between the arts and the economy. By applying economic thinking to arts and culture, it analyses markets for art and cultural goods, highlights specific facets of art auctions and discusses determinants of the economic success of artists. The author also sheds new light on various cultural areas, such as the performing and visual arts, festivals, films, museums and cultural heritage. Lastly, the book discusses cultural policies, the role of the state in financing culture, and the relationship between the arts and happiness. The book studies the relationship between the arts and the economy; demonstrates how to apply economic thinking to the arts and culture; and includes case studies on various cultural areas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is the Economics of Art and Culture?.
2: Aspects.
3: The Social Value of Art.
4: Art Markets and Auctions.
5: The Artists’ Labour Market.
6: Reproductions in Art.
7: Areas.
8: Creative Cultural Economy.
9: The Performing Arts.
10: Festivals.
11: Films.
12: Museums.
13: Superstar Museums and Special Exhibitions.
14: Cultural Heritage.
15: UNESCO World Heritage List.
16: Cultural Tourism.
17: Cultural Policy.
18: Public Support of the Arts.
19: Does Art Make Us Happy?.