World heritage: Where are we? An empirical analysis
AbstractAn empirical overview of the UNESCO World Heritage List according to various characteristics is presented. The officially stated intention of the World Heritage List is to protect global heritage. Our focus is on the imbalance of the existing List according to countries and continents. The existing distribution is compared to hypothetical distributions considered “balanced” from different points of view. It turns out that the World Heritage List is unbalanced with respect to a distribution of ites according to population, area or per capita income. This paper wants to reveal facts about the existing distribution, and is designed to help a reasoned discussion to emerge.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich in its series IEW - Working Papers with number 462.
Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Global public good; World Heritage; Cultural Certificates; Monuments; UNESCO;
Other versions of this item:
- Bruno S. Frey & Paolo Pamini, 2010. "World Heritage: Where Are We? An Empirical Analysis," CESifo Working Paper Series 2919, CESifo Group Munich.
- Bruno S. Frey & Paolo Pamini, 2009. "World Heritage: Where Are We? An Empirical Analysis," CREMA Working Paper Series 2009-31, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
- Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature
- D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
- 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-2010-01-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2010-01-23 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2010-01-23 (Tourism Economics)
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