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Visual artist price heterogeneity


  • Massimiliano Castellani
  • Pierpaolo Pattitoni
  • Antonello Eugenio Scorcu


This paper proposes an empirical analysis to establish the determinants of artist price heterogeneity. Using a unique dataset, which comprises all artwork sales occurred in Italy in the period 2006–10, and a novel econometric approach, we show that price heterogeneity is explained by several artist- and market-specific characteristics.

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  • Massimiliano Castellani & Pierpaolo Pattitoni & Antonello Eugenio Scorcu, 2012. "Visual artist price heterogeneity," Economics and Business Letters, Oviedo University Press, vol. 1(3), pages 16-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:ove:journl:aid:9514

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    1. Guido Candela & Massimiliano Castellani & Pierpaolo Pattitoni & F. Marta L. Lascio, 2016. "On Rosen’s and Adler’s hypotheses in the modern and contemporary visual art market," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 51(1), pages 415-437, August.
    2. Cepeda-Cuervo Edilberto & Garrido Liliana, 2015. "Bayesian beta regression models with joint mean and dispersion modeling," Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, De Gruyter, vol. 21(1), pages 49-58, March.

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