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An Economic Analysis of the Droit de Suite

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The droit de suite, or resale royalty right, entitles an artist to a percentage of either the price received when her works are resold by their owners. This paper analyzes the effect of this law on the artist's production when early and late works are either substitutes or complements. By giving the artist an interest in the resale price of early works, the royalty provides a credible incentive to maintain value when later production decisions are made. Since the initial sales price capitalizes the stream of future values, the benefit of higher resale prices accrues to the artist. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

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  • John Solow, 1998. "An Economic Analysis of the Droit de Suite," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 22(4), pages 209-226, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:22:y:1998:i:4:p:209-226
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1007505016512
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    1. Victor Ginsburgh, 2011. "Resale Rights," Chapters, in: Ruth Towse (ed.), A Handbook of Cultural Economics, Second Edition, chapter 55, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Chanont Banternghansa & Kathryn Graddy, 2011. "The impact of the Droit de Suite in the UK: an empirical analysis," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 35(2), pages 81-100, May.
    3. Henry Hansmann, "undated". "Royalties for Artists Versus Royalties for Authors and Composers," Yale Law School John M. Olin Center for Studies in Law, Economics, and Public Policy Working Paper Series yale_lepp-1023, Yale Law School John M. Olin Center for Studies in Law, Economics, and Public Policy.
    4. Michael Rushton, 2011. "Artists’ Rights," Chapters, in: Ruth Towse (ed.), A Handbook of Cultural Economics, Second Edition, chapter 8, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    5. Henry Hansmann & Marina Santilli, 2001. "Royalties for Artists versus Royalties for Authors and Composers," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 25(4), pages 259-281, November.
    6. Francesco Angelini & Massimiliano Castellani & Pierpaolo Pattitoni, 2023. "You can’t export that! Export ban for modern and contemporary Italian art," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 56(3), pages 533-557, December.
    7. Michael Rushton, 2001. "The Law and Economics of Artists' Inalienable Rights," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 25(4), pages 243-257, November.
    8. Sir Alan Peacock, 2000. "Public financing of the arts in England," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 21(2), pages 171-205, June.
    9. Richard Watt (ed.), 2014. "Handbook on the Economics of Copyright," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 14240.
    10. Bronwyn Coate & Tim R.L. Fry, 2012. "Better off Dead? Prices Realised for Australian Paintings Sold at Auction," ACEI Working Paper Series AWP-02-2012, Association for Cultural Economics International, revised Feb 2012.
    11. Richard Watt, 2014. "Copyright in visual art markets: some economic theory concerning resale royalties and other options," Chapters, in: Richard Watt (ed.), Handbook on the Economics of Copyright, chapter 18, pages 328-342, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    12. Ruth Towse, 2006. "Copyright And Artists: A View From Cultural Economics," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 20(4), pages 567-585, September.
    13. Kim Oosterlinck & Anne-Sophie Radermecker, 2021. "Regulation or Reputation? Evidence from the Art Market," Working Papers CEB 21-006, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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    Keywords

    art and law; durable goods; resale; royalties;
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    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • K39 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Other

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