Economists Talk Art


Research-based policy analysis and commentary

June 14, 2016
MUSIC AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: A SAD-ONOMICS APPROACH
Samuel Cameron The economic analysis of music is at a crossroad. Digital innovations undermine the concepts of production deeply embedded in economics textbooks. Do...
May 31, 2016
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ART THEFTS, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THEM?
By Frederick Chen and Rebecca Regan More than 50,000 pieces of artwork are stolen each year globally, and many cases of art crimes are...
May 17, 2016
THE KNOWLEDGE CLUB: NEW BUSINESS MODEL
By Redaction  Maybe we’ve been thinking about science all wrong. In the old model, knowledge was privately produced, then ‘communicated’ to make it a...
May 3, 2016
THE ARTS ALONE OR TOGETHER? TIME USE AS A MEASUREMENT OF THE VALUE OF THE ARTS
By Elisabetta Lazzaro and Carlofilippo Frateschi How can we measure the value of arts activities and practices taking into account individuals’ interactions? Is there...
March 16, 2016
WHAT IS COPYRIGHT GOOD FOR?
By Ruth Towse What are the relative roles of copyright law and market forces, especially when they are altered by disruptive technologies? The paper...
March 2, 2016
WHAT CULTURAL PRODUCERS MAY LEARN IN TIME OF RECESSION
By Tiziana Cuccia and Ilde Rizzo Cultural producers adopt different strategies to cope with the effects of the great recession and differentiate the sources...
February 16, 2016
WHO ARE THE VISITORS OF CULTURAL SITES ACROSS EU COUNTRIES?
By Martin Falk and Tally Katz-Gerro Are there significant cross-country differences in the frequency of visits to cultural sites? Are the socio-demographic and economic...
January 26, 2016
FROM MORE TO BETTER: WHAT ART TEACHES US ABOUT QUALITY
By Erwin Dekker Products are more and more differentiated, and qualitative differences between products are ever more important. What does that imply for the...
January 12, 2016
MULTI-PLATFORM MEDIA: HAS DIGITIZATION REALLY GIVEN US MORE FOR LESS?
By Gillian Doyle Nowadays more content is accessible, in more formats, on more devices, for more people than ever before. But, as media companies...
December 1, 2015
DO LIVE BROADCASTS CANNIBALIZE THEATRE ATTENDANCE?
By Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby More and more performing arts venues are expanding their ‘virtual capacity’ by broadcasting their shows to digital cinemas....
November 21, 2015
DO CULTURAL MEGA EVENTS RAISE HAPPINESS?
By Lasse Steiner, Bruno S. Frey and Simone Hotz Does hosting the prestigious European Capital of Culture event influence the life satisfaction of the...

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