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Are Composers Different? Historical Evidence on Conflict-induced Migration (1816-1997)

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  • Karol Jan Borowiecki

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    (Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin)

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In this paper we explore whether, and to what extent, the incidence of war affects the migration intensity of 164 prominent classical composers born after 1800. This paper employs a novel data set, extracted from large music dictionaries. We model the aggregate stock of composers in a country and find that periods of war correspond negatively with the number of artists. In a rough comparison framework, we demonstrate that the relationship is considerably higher for composers than for the total population. We also shed some light on the decision-making processes of forced migrants and find that the stock of best and most skilled composers is mostly affected by the incidence of conflict, while the number of composers with established personal ties seems to be less impacted by wars.

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Paper provided by IIIS in its series The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series with number iiisdp342.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:iis:dispap:iiisdp342

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Keywords: migration; refugee; conflict; war; geographic concentration; composer;

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  1. What did two centuries of war do to classical music?
    by Chris Blattman in Chris Blattman on 2011-04-12 11:55:11
  2. What did two centuries of war do to classical music?
    by Chris Blattman in Chris Blattman on 2011-04-12 11:55:11
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Cited by:
  1. Karol Jan BOROWIECKI & John W. O'HAGAN, 2011. "War and Individual Creativity: Tentative Evidence in Relation to Composers," Trinity Economics Papers tep1711, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  2. Karol Jan BOROWIECKI, 2014. "How Are You, My Dearest Mozart? Well-being and Creativity of Three Famous Composers Based on their Letters," Trinity Economics Papers tep0114, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  3. Borowiecki, Karol Jan, 2011. "Geographic Clustering and Productivity: An Instrumental Variable Approach for Classical Composers," Annual Conference 2011 (Frankfurt, Main): The Order of the World Economy - Lessons from the Crisis 48738, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  4. Borowiecki, Karol J., 2013. "Agglomeration Economies in Classical Music," Discussion Papers of Business and Economics 13/2013, Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark.
  5. Karol Jan BOROWIECKI, 2011. "War and Creativity: Solving the War-Art Puzzle for Classical Music Composition," Trinity Economics Papers tep0711, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  6. Karol Jan BOROWIECKI, 2011. "Conflict-induced Migration of Composers: An Individual-level Study," Trinity Economics Papers tep0511, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  7. Karol Jan BOROWIECKI & Georgios KAVETSOS, 2011. "Does Competition Kill? The Case of Classical Composers," Trinity Economics Papers tep1111, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  8. Karol Borowiecki & John O’Hagan, 2013. "Impact of war on individual life-cycle creativity: tentative evidence in relation to composers," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 37(3), pages 347-358, August.

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