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Trading Cultural Goods in the Era of Digital Piracy

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  • Stefania Lionetti

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    ( Institute for Economic Research (IRE), University of Lugano, Switzerland)

  • Roberto Patuelli

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    ( Institute for Economic Research (IRE), University of Lugano, Switzerland; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy)

Abstract

The issue of digital piracy is a hot button among governments around the world. Piracy rates may significantly affect both internal and international trade of cultural goods. This paper aims to empirically assess the effect of digital piracy on bilateral trade in cultural goods. We focus on trade in music, films and media. Analysing an 11-year panel of 25 countries, we find that piracy does affect bilateral trade, but to varying extents.

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Paper provided by The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in its series Working Paper Series with number 40_09.

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Date of creation: Jan 2009
Date of revision: Sep 2010
Handle: RePEc:rim:rimwps:40_09

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Keywords: trade; trade; cultural goods; piracy; spatial filtering; network autocorrelation;

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Cited by:
  1. Maria MASOOD, 2014. "New Evidence on Development and Cultural Trade: Diversification, Reconcentration and Domination," Working Papers P85, FERDI.
  2. R. Patuelli & M. Mussoni & G. Candela, 2012. "The Effects of World Heritage Sites on Domestic Tourism: A Spatial Interaction Model for Italy," Working Papers wp834, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  3. Rodolfo Metulini & Paolo Sgrignoli & Stefano Schiavo & Massimo Riccaboni, 2014. "The migration network effect on international trade," Working Papers 5/2014, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, revised May 2014.

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