Cultural Economics

  • Ruth Towse
  • Abdul Khakee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ruth Towse, Abdul Khakee
      Pages 1-5
  3. Policy and Policy Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Christopher Lingle
      Pages 21-30
    3. Samuel Cameron, Richard Welford
      Pages 31-36
    4. Gianni Carbonaro
      Pages 49-60
    5. Pierre Eijgelshoven
      Pages 67-73
  4. Pricing Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Martin Salamon
      Pages 85-89
    3. D. Sagot-Duvaroux, S. Pflieger, B. Rouget
      Pages 91-102
  5. Audiences for the Arts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Michael Hutter
      Pages 115-123
    3. François Abbé-Decarroux, François Grin
      Pages 125-140
    4. Victoria Dickenson
      Pages 141-150
  6. Trade in Cultural Goods

  7. Artists’ Earnings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Gregory H. Wassall, Neil O. Alper
      Pages 187-200
    3. David Throsby
      Pages 201-208
  8. Country Studies

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About these proceedings


Cultural economics as a field of research involves two areas, culture and economy. These two areas have been traditionally regarded as each other's antithesis. However, the economic aspects of culture have increasingly become a matter of everyday reality for persons working in the cultural field. The economy of culture has always been in the focus of political interest. Political decisions concerning such priority areas as the development of regional institutions, support to the artists and cultural programmes for children and youth have important economic implications. This book deals with a range of topics in cultural economics. It contains original papers by economists workingin the field from 15 different countries and covers a host of both theoretical and practical issues, covering the performing arts, arts marketsand museums. It represents an up-to-date statement of the application of economic ideas to cultural questions.


Cultural policiy Import Internationaler Handel Kulturpolitik Kulturökonomie cultural economics institutions international trade productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Towse
    • 1
  • Abdul Khakee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ExeterExeterGreat Britain
  2. 2.Center for Regional Science (CERUM)University of UmeåUmeåSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77330-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77328-0
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