Economists Talk Art


Research-based policy analysis and commentary

February 20, 2024
WHY THE IMPRESSIONISTS DID NOT CREATE IMPRESSIONISM
Everybody knows the French Impressionists, but how did they became known as such? Our research demonstrates that painters like Monet, Renoir, Cassat, Degas, Pisarro,...
February 6, 2024
MORE IS WORSE: SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES ON UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Contrary to previous studies focusing on the number of sites included in the World Heritage List (WHL), “More is Worse: the evolution of quality...
January 23, 2024
MEASURING THE IMPACT OF ARTISTIC INNOVATION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The intersection between art, innovation, and economics is often overlooked, despite the increasingly porous borders between these fields. Based on empirical observations of Middle...
January 9, 2024
The ETA Team wishes you a very successful and happy 2024!
As we bid farewell to another year, it is only fitting to take a moment to reflect on the cultural tapestry that defined 2023....
November 29, 2023
WHAT DRIVES OR HINDERS SUSTAINABLE FASHION CONSUMPTION?
Drivers and barriers for sustainable fashion consumption in Spain identifies and characterises the understudied group of sustainable fashion consumers, draws a comparison with the...
November 2, 2023
Call for Papers: Economists Talk Art
Economists Talk Art invites submissions of full published papers written in blog format for a non specialist and general audience. We are seeking engaging...
October 31, 2023
DISCREPANCY IN OBJECTIVES WITHIN THE PRODUCTION CHAIN OF HERITAGE WORKS IN VIRTUAL REALITY
In our analysis of virtual reality (VR) experiences in this corpus, we explore the interplay between artistic and pedagogical goals in VR mediation tools...
October 3, 2023
LIFE AFTER DEATH – THE EFFECTS OF ARTIST’S DEATH ON EXHIBITIONS AND AUCTIONS
This blog discusses postmortem art market effects. Based on a sample of 22 thousand exhibitions and 30 thousand auction transactions, the study finds a...
September 19, 2023
FURTHER ON THE SAD PRODUCTION FUNCTION FOR MUSIC
Authors of “Artists and Markets in Music: The Political Economy of Music During the Covid Era and Beyond” (Routledge 2024) conduct a comprehensive study...
September 6, 2023
STUDENT LOAN DEBT AND AMERICAN ARTS GRADUATES: POLICY AND PERSPECTIVES
In late June of 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan. This decision has potential negative implications...
August 22, 2023
THE DECREASE IN LIFE-SATISFACTION FOR CULTURAL CONSUMERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Cultural participation improves individuals’ well-being, and the closure of cultural organisations during the first wave of the pandemic has led ceteris paribus to a...
June 23, 2023
CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY: A LEVER OF ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP OF ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
In our turbulent contemporaneity, arts organizations must strengthen their case for support, build connections and promote shared values if they are to fulfill their...
June 5, 2023
BUSINESS MODELS OF CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES AND ART FAIR INFLUENCE: A THEMATIC SYNTHESIS OF THE LITERATURE
Business Models of Contemporary Art Galleries and Art Fair Influence disentangles main features and dynamics of both artistic and commercial practices of art galleries,...
May 2, 2023
REALIZING THE VALUES OF ART. MAKING SPACE FOR CULTURAL CIVIL SOCIETY
In Realizing of the Values of Art, the authors argue that the arts are mostly practised in cultural civil society, where artistic communities, amateurs and active...
April 25, 2023
RISKY TRADE? APPROPRIATION ART, COPYRIGHT AND SECONDARY MARKET EFFECTS
How can intellectual property rights, specifically copyright laws, impact artistic innovation, creativity, and trading on the secondary art market? In a recently published article...
April 4, 2023
THE GENDER PAY GAP IN THE MARKET FOR VISUAL ART IN GERMANY: INSIGHTS FROM AN EMPIRICAL STUDY
A study examined the gender pay gap in the market for visual art in Germany using a more representative sample than previous studies, which...

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