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Contingent Valuation of a Cultural Public Good and Policy Design: The Case of ``Napoli Musei Aperti''

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  • Walter Santagata
  • Giovanni Signorello

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The aim of the paper is twofold: to report on theapplication of a contingent valuation survey todetermine the value to the Naples population ofmaintaining ``Napoli Musei Aperti'', a cultural publicgood provided by the city of Naples, and to exploresome alternative schemes of cultural policy. The paperis divided in two parts. The first presents someresults of the contingent valuation study. The seconddiscusses the use of the contingent valuation as apolicy instrument in the public cultural sector. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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  • Walter Santagata & Giovanni Signorello, 2000. "Contingent Valuation of a Cultural Public Good and Policy Design: The Case of ``Napoli Musei Aperti''," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 24(3), pages 181-204, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:24:y:2000:i:3:p:181-204
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1007642231963
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