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El mercado del libro en España 1989-2006. Un análisis económico/



    () (Departamento de Historia e Instituciones Económicas y Economía Aplicada. UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA.)


    () (Dr. Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, por la Universidad de Sevilla. Profesor Titular de Escuela Universitaria. Departamento de Teoría Económica y Economía Política. Universidad de Sevilla)


    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada, UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERÍA.)


Mientras la literatura económica ofrece diversos estudios sobre las características del mercado del libro en otros países europeos, no existen estudios recientes sobre el mercado del libro en España desde un punto de vista económico. El presente artículo, ofrece una breve perspectiva de la industria de la edición de libros en España, a continuación exponemos aspectos teóricos sobre las características del mercado del libro, para finalizar con un modelo explicativo de la demanda de libros en los últimos 18 años. Para ello, utilizamos los datos proporcionados por el Ministerio de Cultura, la Federación de Gremios de Editores de España y el Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Whereas, economic literature provides some studies of the Book Publishing Industry in some European countries, there are no recent studies of the Spanish Book Market from an economic point of view. In this article we offer, firstly, a brief overview about Spanish Book Publishing Industry, secondly, we study some theoretical approaches to book market and finally we analyze the main factors that have determined book demand in the last 18 years. In this paper, we use data sources from the Ministry of Culture, Spanish Publishers Association, and the National Statistic Institute.

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  • Palma Martos, María Luisa & Martín Navarro, José Luis & Jaén García, Manuel, 2009. "El mercado del libro en España 1989-2006. Un análisis económico/," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 27, pages 225-252, Abril.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:27_1_6

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    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature


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