IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Economic Dimension of Crimes against Cultural, Historical and Archaeological Heritage


  • Shteryo Nozharov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


The publication is one of the first studies of the economic dimension of crimes against cultural and archaeological heritage. Lack of research in this area is largely due to irregular global prevalence vague definition of economic value of the damage they cause to society at the national and global level, to present and to future generations. The author uses classical models of Becker and Freeman, by modifying and complementing them with the tools of economics of culture based on the non-use values. The model tries to determine the opportunity cost of this type of crime in several scenarios and based on this to determine the extent of their limitation at an affordable cost to society and raising public benefits of conservation of World and National Heritage.

Suggested Citation

  • Shteryo Nozharov, 2015. "Economic Dimension of Crimes against Cultural, Historical and Archaeological Heritage," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 1, pages 125-166, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2015:i:1:p:125-166

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Nozharov, Shteryo, 2015. "Nozharov Sht.,”Efficiency of human resources management in the field of cultural heritage protection”, Conference Proceedings-XIII International Scientific conference “Management and Engineering ‘15”,," MPRA Paper 72597, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Jun 2016.

    More about this item


    economics of crime; archaeological and cultural heritage; cultural tourism program budget the judicial system and police.;

    JEL classification:

    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • P37 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Legal
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2015:i:1:p:125-166. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Vanya Lazarova). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.