What determines the World Heritage List? An econometric analysis
AbstractThe official intention of the UNESCO World Heritage List is to protect the global heritage. However, the existing List is highly imbalanced according to countries and continents. Historical reasons, such as historical GDP, population, and number of years of high civilization, have a significant impact on being included on the List. In addition, economic and political factors unrelated to the value of heritage, such as rent seeking by bureaucrats and politicians, the size of the tourist sector, the importance of media, the degree of federalism, and membership in the UN Security Council, influence the composition of the List.
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Global public goods; world heritage; international organizations; international political economy; culture;
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- Bruno S. Frey & Paolo Pamini & Lasse Steiner, 2011. "What Determines The World Heritage List? An Econometric Analysis," CREMA Working Paper Series 2011-01, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
- Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature
- F5 - International Economics - - International Relations and International Political Economy
- H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-03-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2011-03-19 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-HIS-2011-03-19 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-POL-2011-03-19 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2011-03-19 (Tourism Economics)
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