The Value of Culture: On the Relationship Between Economics and Arts

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Arjo Klamer
Amsterdam University Press, 1996 - Business & Economics - 243 pages
Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture. This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but also for anybody actively involved in the world of the arts and culture.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Conversation
7
1 The Value of Culture
13
On Value
29
On the Value of Art
75
On Culture
149
On Art
203
Notes
223
Index
238
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About the author (1996)

Arjo Klamer is a professor in Economics of Arts and Culture at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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