Cultural Economics And Cultural Policies

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 31, 1994 - Art - 184 pages
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Cultural Economics and Cultural Policies offers a unique guide to the state of the art in cultural economics. First, it alerts scholars and students to the necessity for careful definition and measurement of the `cultural sector'. Second, it affords examples of how economic analysis can shed light on the motivation of creative and performing artists and of artistic enterprises. Third, Cultural Economics and Cultural Policies widens the discussion of public policy towards the arts beyond general economic appraisal of arguments for government financial support. It does so by considering the government's role in defining property rights in artistic products and in regulating as well as financing the arts; examining how the criteria for government support are actually applied. Cultural Economics and Cultural Policies will be of interest to economists, students and policy makers.

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I am lucky that they both are my teachers.I read this book not only that it is written by my teachers but also considers it the text book of cultural economics. It is on the shelf and compulsory for the cultural economics students here at Hazara university.
Fazli Sattar Durrani
Head department of Art ,Design and Cultural Studies
Hazara University Mansehra Pakistan

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Art The Economic Point of View
The Arts Industry Problems of Measurement
The Funding Process in a Comparative Perspective Some Methodological Issues
Analytical Issues
A Microeconomic Analysis of Patronage and Sponsorship
Imperfect Information and Cultural Goods Producers and Consumers Inertia
A WorkPreference Model of Artist Behaviour
The Economic Dilemma of Heritage Preservation
Policy Issues
Justice Efficiency and Copyright in Cultural Goods
Rights Allocation in the Contemporary Art Market Copyright Droit de Suite Right to Exhibit
Regulation in the Cultural Sector
Achieving Public Policy Objectives in the Arts and Heritage
The Design and Operation of Public Funding of the Arts An Economists View

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About the author (1994)

Alan Peacock is Reader in Primary Science at the University of Exeter School of Education.

Sir Alan Peacock has been a sailor (1942-45), Professor of Economics in four major universities, the first Vice Chancellor of the independent University of Buckingham, Chief Economic Advisor of the DTI, and an independent consultant. Allegedly retired, in recent years he has been deeply concerned
about cultural matters, having served on the Arts Council of Great Britain and as Chair of the Scottish Arts Council. He is perhaps best known as Chairman of the Committee on Financing the BBC (1985-86). Ilde Rizzo is a specialist in cultural economics and is currently Chair of Public Finance at the
University of Catania. She is a former member of the Italian Government Commission on Public Works and Vice Rector of the University of Catania.

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