As part of ACEI’s commitment to improving scientific progress in the field of cultural economics, the Association produces the ACEI Working Paper Series. The aim of this Series is to disseminate scientific advances among colleagues and to society at large in the field.

The ACEI Working Paper Series is available at Ideas-Repec


Submission guidelines for authors

Working paper proposals should contain methodological advances or empirical applications about cultural economic issues. Papers must be genuinely original and unpublished. Papers must not have been published or in press at any other journal. If you are interested in submitting a paper to the series please contact Bronwyn Coate  


Working Papers in the Series



WP01_2022 Harmonious relations: Quality transmission among composers in the very long run by Karol Borowiecki, Nicholas Ford and Maria Marchenko 



AWP_01_2021 Originality, influence and success: A model of creative style by Karol Jan Borowiecki and Caterina Adelaide Mauri 



AWP_02_2020 Does nudity sell? An econometric analysis of the value of female nudity in Modigliani portraits by Alessia Crotta and Filip Vermeylen

AWP_01_2020 Is innovation in ICT valuable for the efficency of Italian museums? by Calogero Guccio, Marco Martorana, Isidoro Mazza, Giacomo Pignataro and Ilde Rizzo



AWP_06_2019 An analysis of the efficiency of Italian museums using a generalised conditional efficiency model by Calogero Guccio, Marco Martorana, Isidoro Mazza, Giacomo Pignataro and Ilde Rizzo

AWP_05_2019 Examining the life-cycle of artistic productivity of Latin American photographers by José R. Sánchez-Fung.

AWP-04-2019 Publicly funded cultural institutions. A comparative economic valuation study
by Aleksandra Wisniewska & Mikolaj Czajkowski & Wiktor Budzinski

AWP-03-2019 Immigrant Artists: Enrichment or Displacement?
by Karol J. Borowiecki & Kathryn Graddy

AWP02_2019 The Origins of Creativity: The Case of the Arts in the United States since 1850
by Karol J. Borowiecki

AWP-01-2019 Andrej Srakar and Marilena Vecco, “The Effects of Cultural Policy on Nascent Cultural Entrepreneurship: A Bayesian Nonparametric Approach to Longitudinal Mediation”.



AWP-05-2018 Andrej Srakar and Miroslav Verbic, “Internal and External Factors in the Development of a network Organization in the Arts: A Mediation Analysis”

AWP-04-2018 Luis Cesar Herrero-Prieto, Ivan Boal-San Miguel and Mafalda Gómez-Vega “Deep-Rooted Culture and Economic Development: Taking the Seven Deadly Sins to Build a Well-Being Composite Indicator”

AWP-03-2018 Maria Jose Del Barrio-Tellado and Luis Cesar Herrero-Prieto “Supporting the Dance Sector. Does Efficiency Clash with Success When Programming?”

AWP-02-2018 Sara Suarez-Fernandez, Maria J. Perez-Villadoniga and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez “Are We (Un)Consciously Driven by First Impressions? Price Declarations vs Observed Cinema Demand when VAT Increases”

AWP-01-2018 Sacit Hadi Akdede, Victor Ginsburgh, Aynur Uçkaç “Do Contemporary Plays Feature Fewer Roles? Some Empirical Evidence”



AWP-09-2017 Víctor Fernández-Blanco, Ana Rodríguez-Álvarez and Aleksandra Wiśniewska “Measuring Technical Efficiency and Marginal Costs in the Performing Arts: The Case of the Municipal Theatres of Warsaw”

AWP-08-2017 Andrej Srakar “Prevalence of Diseases and Health Care Utilization ofthe Self-Employed Artists and Their Empirical Determinants: Evidence From a Slovenian Survey”

AWP-07-2017 Andrej Srakar, Eva Kodrič-Dačić, Klemen Koman and Damjan Kavaš “Efficiency of Slovenian General Public Libraries: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach”

AWP-06-2017 Nataliya Kochkina and Evgeniya Popova “Are books luxury goods in Russia or not?”

AWP-05-2017 Karol J. Borowiecki and Hasan Bakhshi “Video games as cultural participation: understanding games playing in England using the Taking Part survey”

AWP-04-2017 Calogero Guccio, Anna Mignosa and Ilde Rizzo “Disentangle Inefficiency in the Production Activities of Italian National Libraries: A Network DEA Approach”

AWP-03-2017 Jesus Lechuga Montenegro and Marissa Reyes Godinez “The New Scenarios of Culture: Some Economic Challenges”

AWP-02-2017 Calogero Guccio, Domenico Lisi, Anna Mignosa and Ilde Rizzo “Has Cultural Heritage Monetary Value an Impact on Visits? An Assessment Using Italian Official Data”

AWP-01-2017 Karol J. Borowiecki and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez “The Cultural Value and Variety of Playing Video Games”



AWP-11-2016 Ivan Boal San Miguel and Luis Cesar Herrero “Where Are the Artists? Analyzing Economies of Agglomeration in Spain”

AWP-10-2016 Calogero Guccio, Marco Martorana, Isidoro Mazza and Ilde Rizzo “Back to the Future. The effect of digital technology on the performance of public historical archives”

AWP-09-2016 Andrej Srakar, Petja Grafenauer and Marilena Vecco “Being Central and Productive? Evidence from Slovenian Visual Artists in the 19th and 20th Century”

AWP-08-2016 Victor Fernandez-Blanco, Maria Jose Perez-Villadoniga and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez “Looking into the Profile of Music Audiences”

AWP-07-2016 Neville K. Vakharia, Marilena Vecco, Andrej Srakar and Divya Janardhan “Knowledge-Centric Practices of Performing Arts Organizations: New Directions for Organizational Resilience”

AWP-06-2016 Ruth Towse and Hyojung Sun “Researching Song Titles, Product Cycles and Copyright in Published Music: Problems, Results and Data Sources”

AWP-05-2016 Alina Buzanakova and Evgeniy M. Ozhegov “Demand for Performing Arts: The Effect of Unobserved Quality on Price Elasticity”

AWP-04-2016 Victoria Ateca-Amestoy and Concetta Castiglione “The Consumption of Cultural Godds through the Internet. How Is It Affected by the Digital Divide”

AWP-03-2016 Denis Y. Orlov and Evgeniy M. Ozhegov “Do Sequel Movies Really Earn More Than Non-sequels? Evidence from the US Box Office”

AWP-02-2016 Marilena Vecco, Andrej Srakar and Michele Piazzai “Visitor Attitudes to Deaccessioning in Italian Public Museums: An Econometric Analysis”

AWP-01-2016 Victor Fernandez-Blanco, Maria Jose Perez-Villadoniga and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez “Intergenerational Transmission of Musical Education”



AWP-10-2015 Trilce Navarrete and Karol J. Borowiecki “Change in Access after Digitization: Ethnographic Collections in Wikipedia”

AWP-09-2015 Victor Fernandez-Blanco and Ana Rodriguez-Alvarez “Measuring Allocative Efficiency in Cultural Economics: The Case of Fundacion Princesa de Asturias”

AWP-08-2015 Karol J. Borowiecki and Trilce Navarrete “Digitization of Heritage Collections as Indicator of Innovation”

AWP-07-2015 Kathryn Graddy “Death, Bereavement, And Creativity”

AWP-06-2015 Andrej Srakar, Miroslav Verbic and Vesna Copic “European Cultural Models in Statistical Perspective: A High-dimensionally Adjusted Cultural Index for the EU Countries, 2005-2009”

AWP-05-2015 Victor Fernandez-Blanco, Juan Prieto-Rodriguez and Javier Suarez-Pandiello “A Quantitative Analysis of Reading Habits”

AWP-04-2015 Andrew M. Jones and Roberto Zanola “Does the Law of One Price Hold in Non-standard Investment Markets? Why Selling Picasso in New York is Different”

AWP-03-2015 Concetta Castiglione and Davide Infante “Rational Addiction and Cultural Goods: the Case of the Italian Theatregoer”

AWP-02-2015 Karol J. Borowiecki and Trilce Navarrete “Fiscal and Economic Aspects of Book Consumption in the European Union”

AWP-01-2015 Karol J. Borowiecki and Catarina Marvao “Dance Participation and Attendance in Denmark”



AWP-05-2014 Jenny Cardenas-Ayala and Leandro Valiati “Cultural and Creative Industries as Determining Qualified International Flow Trade in Latin America, 2001-2011”

AWP-04-2014 Kathryn Graddy, Lara Loewenstein, Jianping Mei, Mike Moses and Rachel Pownall “Anchoring or Loss Aversion? Empirical Evidence from Art Auctions”

AWP-03-2014 Jenny Rae Hawkins and Viplav Saini “Returns on Indian Art during 2000-2013”

AWP-02-2014 Kathryn Graddy and Jonathan Hamilton “Auction House Guarantees for Works of Art”

AWP-01-2014 Luigi Di Gaetano and Isidoro Mazza “Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow: On the implications of deaccess policies on donations to museums”



AWP-08-2013 Carolina Asuaga, Fanny Trylesinski and Gabriela Medeiros “Satellite Culture Account for Uruguay: Visual and Plastic Arts Sector”

AWP-07-2013 Karol J. Borowiecki and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez “Video Games Playing: A substitute for cultural consumptions?”

AWP-06-2013 Lars Hakonsen and Knut Loyland “Local government allocation of cultural services”

AWP-05-2013 Beatriz Plaza, Pilar Gonzalez-Casimiro, Paz Moral-Zuazo and Courtney Waldron “Culture-led City Brands as Economic Engines: Theory and Empirics”

AWP-04-2013 Tiziana Cuccia, Calogero Guccio and Ilde Rizzo “Does Unesco inscription affect the performance of tourism destinations? A regional perspective”

AWP-03-2013 Federico Etro, Silvia Marchesi and Laura Pagani “The Labor Market in the Art Sector of Baroque Rome”

AWP-02-2013 Karol J. Borowiecki “Agglomeration Economies in Classical Music”

AWP-01-2013 Antonello E. Scorcu and Laura Vici “Economic and Cultural Factors and Illegal Copying in the University Textbook Market”



AWP-05-2012 Andreas Wagener “Why Do People (Not) Cough in Concerts? The Economics of Concert Etiquette”

AWP-04-2012 Kathryn Graddy “The Extraordinary Art Critic Roger de Piles (1635-1709): An Empirical Analysis of his Rankings and Sale Prices”

AWP-03-2012 Jose Ignacio Azuela-Flores, Victor Fernandez-Blanco and Maria Jose Sanzo-Perez “Movie Reviews: Who Are the Readers?”

AWP-02-2012 Bronwyn Coate and Tim R.L. Fry “Better off Dead? Prices Realised for Australian Paintings Sold at Auction”

AWP-01-2012 Victoria Ateca-Amesto and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez “Forecasting Accuracy of Behavioural Models for Participation in the Arts”



AWP-04-2011 Fernanda Gutierrez-Navratil, Víctor Fernández-Blanco, Luis Orea and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez “How Do Your Rivals’ Releasing Dates Affect Your Box Office?”

AWP-03-2011 Fabian Bocart, Ken Bastiaensen and Peter Cauwels “The 1980s price Bubble on (Post) Impressionism”

AWP-02-2011 Aday Hernandez and Juan Luis Jimenez “Do Supermarkets Reduce the Number of Traditional Bookshops? An Empirical Application to the Textbook Market in Spain”

AWP-01-2011 Andrew M. Jones and Roberto Zanola “Retransformation Bias in the Adjacent Art Price Index”