Economists Talk Art


Research-based policy analysis and commentary

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...
March 21, 2023
CULTURAL VALUES AND THEIR REALIZATION: A VALUE-BASED APPROACH
The work of artists, creatives, cultural organisations and the cultural community that provides arts, culture and artistic education to society deserves due credit. It...
February 22, 2023
HOW DOES URBAN VIOLENCE IMPACT CHOICES OF CULTURAL PARTICIPATION?
Urban violence restricts one of the most fundamental human freedoms: mobility. In territories most impacted by violence, it is common for people to be...
February 8, 2023
INNOVATION IN CULTURAL MANAGEMENT (“La Innovación en la Gestión de la Cultura”)
The cultural sector is distinguished by its intrinsic creativity. Is it also characterized by its ability to innovate, that is, to generate value for...
January 25, 2023
(H)OM(E)NIBUS CULTURE AT A TIME OF LOCKDOWN
Three years ago in December 2020, while individuals in the western World were entering the festive season, media accounts had started reporting news of...
January 10, 2023
COUNTERACTING HATE BY ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Hate has a devastating impact on victims and society. Targets experience vulnerability and anxiety, with consequences also on their social and working life. Also,...
December 27, 2022
ECONOMISTS TALK ART WISHES YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A WONDERFUL NEW 2023
By the Editorial Team As the 2022 comes to a close, we reflect on the economic trends and developments that have shaped the arts...
December 13, 2022
CULTURAL EXPENDITURE OF THOSE WHO ENTER (OR EXIT) UNEMPLOYMENT
The 2003 Spanish Academy award winning film Mondays in the sun portraits the daily lives of three men who were laid off from the...

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