Economists Talk Art


Research-based policy analysis and commentary

May 13, 2024
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE DESIGNATIONS: EVIDENCE FROM ITALY
What are the effects of UNESCO World Heritage designations on local economic outcomes? The debate on this topic is wide-ranging, but often based on...
April 29, 2024
RETHINKING MUSIC STREAMING ROYALTIES – HOW DO WE BETTER ALIGN CONSUMER VALUE AND ARTIST PAYMENTS?
On music streaming, all streams have traditionally been worth the same, but how can we rethink how streams are calculated and remunerated, so we reward...
April 15, 2024
CULTURAL CAPITAL EXTERNALITIES
For many cultural institutions and activities, such as libraries, theatres, exhibitions and concerts, the non-use values are created when the good is consumed. These...
April 1, 2024
EXAMINING THE POTENTIAL DISRUPTION FROM AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING SERVICES
How is the rising popularity of advertising-based video-on-demand (AVOD) services shaping the future of in-home entertainment? Using survey experiments in four countries, we analyse...
March 20, 2024
THE EVOLVING PLACE OF THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN PUBLIC POLICIES ORIENTATION: SOME LESSONS FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION?
Cultural and Creative industries (CCIs) have become a focal point in the economy. The content analysis of the Communications issued by the European Commission...
March 5, 2024
ASSESSING THE OPINIONS OF EXPERTS AND NON-EXPERTS THROUGHT THE LENS OF INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS
Before consuming cultural goods and services, we often consult experts as well as non-experts. Using data on classical music competitions where experts (competition judges)...
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...

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