Economists Talk Art


Research-based policy analysis and commentary

June 13, 2017
DOES THE LONG-TAIL BENEFIT SMALL PUBLISHERS? EVIDENCE FROM THE FRENCH PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
By Stéphanie Peltier, Françoise Benhamou and Mamoudou Toure What does the long tail effect mean? In many industries, sales are concentrated on a few...
May 30, 2017
CAN TWO HEADS LEAD? THE ART VERSUS THE COMMERCE ORIENTED MANAGER IN FILM PROJECTS
By Joris Ebbers and Nachoem Wijnberg Film projects have a dual-leadership structure, based on a division of tasks between the director and the producer,...
May 16, 2017
TOURISTS AND MUSEUMS: WHEN LEISURE BECOMES LEARNING
By Juan Gabriel Brida, Chiara Dalle Nogare and Raffaele Scuderi Are museums successful in their mission to disseminate culture, and as such, to be...
May 2, 2017
FOR MUSEUMS, WITH RAIN COME CROWDS?
By Harold E. Cuffe Weather is regarded as an important determinant of leisure choices, yet little attention has been paid to the ways that...
April 18, 2017
THE PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS FOUNDATION OR HOW A NON-PROFIT INSTITUTION CAN BE EFFICIENT
By Víctor Fernández-Blanco and Ana Rodríguez-Álvarez Competition and the internal logic of markets induce cultural firms and institutions to be efficient when market oriented....
April 4, 2017
CULTURALLY-BIASED VOTING IN THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: DO NATIONAL CONTESTS DIFFER?
By Julia Pannicke and Oliver Budzinski Regarding the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) there are numerous controversies about discriminating and tactical voting. People vote for...
March 22, 2017
FILM AND THE CITY: SYMBIOTIC ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRAZIL’S MOVIE INDUSTRY
By João Luiz de Figueiredo and Rodrigo Carvalho Creative activities tend to materialize within the landscape of large cities as agglomerations of specialized firms and...
March 7, 2017
WOMEN BENEFIT MORE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SLOVENIAN VISUAL ARTISTS OF THE 19 AND 20 CENTURIES
By Andrej Srakar, Petja Grafenauer and Marilena Vecco Slovenian art history has received very little (if any) attention from the viewpoint of network theory....
February 21, 2017
FROM SNOBBY TO SUSTAINABLE: MOVING MUSEUM FUNDRAISING FROM SELECT ELITIST CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIVERSE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
By Yuha Jung With public funding for the arts decreasing, fundraising is becoming more vital—especially for museums where contributions comprise most of their revenue....
February 7, 2017
ARTISTS’ SURVIVAL RATE: EDUCATION MATTERS
By Trine Bille and Søren Jensen The literature of cultural economics generally finds that an artistic education has no significant impact on artists’ income...
January 24, 2017
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IN THE ARTS? NO TECHNIQUE CAN SUBSTITUTE A SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSION OF THE MEANING OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY
By Francesco Chiaravalloti A systematic literature review of contributions to the arts and cultural sector which have appeared in accounting journals shows that the...
January 17, 2017
EconomistsTalkArt.org SHARES ITS SUCCESS AND ENTHUSIASM INTO THE NEW YEAR
By Editorial Board ETA was launched in November 2015 to provide a space for the dissemination of research-based policy analysis and commentary by cultural...
January 10, 2017
VOLATILITY OF PRICE INDICES FOR HETEROGENEOUS GOODS WITH APPLICATIONS TO THE FINE ART MARKET
By Fabian Bocart and Christian Hafner Understanding the behavior of art prices is important to precisely anticipate the financial benefits of owning art. So far,...
December 13, 2016
FAIRNESS CONSIDERATIONS IN THE LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY
By Hendrik Sonnabend Traditional economic thinking presumes artists in the live music business to act like a monopolist who adjusts the ticket price to...
November 30, 2016
THE ARTWORK BEHIND YOU – LET’S TALK ABOUT STATUS
By Claudia Schnugg and Johannes Lehner Art can be beautiful and demanding, it can induce aesthetic pleasures, represent values and ideas or challenge ways...
November 8, 2016
ARTS MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE IN A LATIN-AMERICAN CONSTRUCTIVE PERSPECTIVE
By Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez The creation and production of knowledge has been a monopole of industrialized economies. Their economic conditions are the guaranty to provide...

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