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  • Blaug, Mark

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A survey of progress in cultural economics since its virtual birth in 1966 with the publication of Baumol and Bowen, Performing Arts: The Economic Dilemma, distinguishing between "theoretical progress" and "empirical progress". Following in the footsteps of Towse's recent anthology of classic papers in cultural economics, I address nine topics that between them cover the subject, namely, (1) taste and taste formation, (2) demand and supply studies, (3) the media industries, (4) the art market, (5) the economic history of the arts, (6) the labour market for artists, (7) Baumol's cost disease, (8) non-profit arts organisations, and (9) public subsidies to the arts. I conclude that there has been some theoretical and empirical progress in the treatment of almost all these topics. Copyright 2001 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd

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Volume (Year): 15 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 123-43

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  1. Frey, Bruno S. & Meier, Stephan, 2006. "The Economics of Museums," Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Elsevier.
  2. Brida, Juan Gabriel & Monterubbianesi, Pablo Daniel & Zapata Aguirre, Sandra, 2012. "Análisis de los factores que afectan la repetición de la visita a una atracción cultural: una aplicación al museo de Antioquia
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    ," MPRA Paper 37622, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Wetzels, Cécile, 2007. "Are Workers in the Cultural Industries Paid Differently?," IZA Discussion Papers 2821, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Carlos Casacuberta & Néstor Gandelman, 2006. "Multiple job holding: the artist’s labor supply approach," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1906, Department of Economics - dECON.
  5. Bruno S. Frey & Alois Stutzer, . "Happiness Research: State and Prospects," IEW - Working Papers 190, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
  6. Traub, Stefan, 2005. "Quality Investment and Price Formation in the Performing Arts Sector: A Spatial Analysis," Economics Working Papers 2005,16, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
  7. Lawson A.W. Hunter, Q.C. & Edward Iacobucci & Michael J. Trebilcock, 2010. "Scrambled Signals: Canadian Content Policies in a World of Technological Abundance," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 301, January.
  8. Marco Alderighi & Eleonora Lorenzini, 2012. "Cultural goods, cultivation of taste, satisfaction and increasing marginal utility during vacations," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 36(1), pages 1-26, February.
  9. Aubert, Cècile & Bardhan, Pranab & Dayton-Johnson, Jeff, 2003. "Artfilms, Handicrafts and Other Cultural Goods: The Case for Subsidy," Department of Economics, Working Paper Series qt62n4f3bh, Department of Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley.
  10. Traub, Stefan & Missong, Martin, 2003. "On the Public Provision of the Performing Arts," Economics Working Papers 2003,02 [rev.], Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
  11. Luis Antonio Palma M. & Luis Fernando Aguado Q., 2010. "Economía de la cultura. Una nueva área de especialización de la economía," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 12(22), pages 129-165, January-J.

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