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Return on violin and macroeconomic fluctuation

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  • M. W. Luke Chan

    (McMaster University)

  • Dan Sabrina Gong

    (Brock University)

  • Terry A. Yip

    (McMaster University)

Abstract

We investigate the return on holding valuable violins over time, particularly the macroeconomic fluctuation. We shed new light on how macroeconomic variables can affect the return on holding valuable violins. The average return on violins is higher if the violins sold during a non-recession time. Also, there are fewer transactions during recessionary times. By studying the return of different violinmakers and associated violin name, we also shed light on the effect of the violinmaker’s reputation on return.

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  • M. W. Luke Chan & Dan Sabrina Gong & Terry A. Yip, 2020. "Return on violin and macroeconomic fluctuation," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 44(2), pages 339-346, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:44:y:2020:i:2:d:10.1007_s10824-019-09356-1
    DOI: 10.1007/s10824-019-09356-1
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    Keywords

    Violin market; Macroeconomic fluctuation; Reputation effect; Auction price;
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    JEL classification:

    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • E39 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Other
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media

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