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Die EU-Richtlinie zum Folgerecht. Eine ökonomische Gesetzesfolgenanalyse


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  • Schmidtchen, Dieter
  • Kirstein, Roland


Der Beitrag zeigt die ökonomischen Wirkungen einer neuen EU-Richtlinie zur Einführung eines europaweiten Folgerechts auf. Das Lebenseinkommen junger, unbekannter Künstler dürfte eher sinken als steigen. Doch selbst wenn es steigen würde, wäre noch nicht sichergestellt, daß dies den NUtzen der Künstler aus ihrem Lebenseinkommen vergrößert, was aus dem "Gesetz vom abnehmenden Grenznutzen des Geldes" gefolgert werden kann. Außerdem kann das Folgerecht einen negativen Anreizeffekt auf die Bemühungen von Händlern zeitigen, eine Wertsteigerung der Werke junger Künstler zu erzielen. Die EU-Richtlinie scheint von einem Streben nach Rechtsharmonisierung um jeden Preis getrieben zu sein. -- The paper demonstrates the economic consequences of a new EU directive that introduces resale rights in all member states. The lifetime income of young, unknwon artists is likely to shrink, despite the intention of the EU to increase their income. Even if the lifetime income were increasing, the paper shows that this does not necessarily mean that the lifetime utility of the artists increases as well: due to the law of diminishing returns of money, the lifetime utility can be decreasing. The droit de suite may also have devastating effects on the incentives of dealers to promote the work of young, unknown artist. Thus, the EU directive seems to be driven by a desire for harmonization of European law at all costs.

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Paper provided by Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics in its series CSLE Discussion Paper Series with number 2001-05.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:200105

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Keywords: Resale Rights; Droit de Suite; Cooperation Rent; Tax Burden; Risk Aversion;

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  1. Kirstein, Roland & Schmidtchen, Dieter, 2003. "Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts," CSLE Discussion Paper Series, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics 2003-04, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
  2. Kirstein, Roland & Schmidtchen, Dieter, 2004. "Störung der Vertragsparität," CSLE Discussion Paper Series, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics 2004-05, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.


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