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Policy Decisions on Collective Property Rights in Cultural Districts: A Positive Model


  • Roberto Cellini

    () (Università di Catania)

  • Tiziana Cuccia

    () (Università di Catania)

  • Walter Santagata

    () (Università di Torino EBLA Centre, Torino)


We present a sequential game to study the introduction of collective property rights, such as trademarks, in cultural districts, aimed at protecting and supporting the idiosyncratic nature of local production. The first step of the game is the public decision on whether creating the trademark or not; the second step is represented by the decisions of firms on whether adopting the mark or not for their individual production; the third step is represented by election, in which individuals take into consideration the change in their personal utility deriving from the possible introduction of the mark. Different cases can emerge and conclusion appear to be consistent with preliminary evidence coming from Italian cultural districts.

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  • Roberto Cellini & Tiziana Cuccia & Walter Santagata, 2005. "Policy Decisions on Collective Property Rights in Cultural Districts: A Positive Model," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 95(5), pages 247-266, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:95:y:2005:i:5:p:247-266

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    1. Tiziana Cuccia & Massimo Marrelli & Walter Santagata, 2007. "Collective Trademarks and Cultural Districts: The Case of San Gregorio Armeno, Naples," Chapters,in: Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development, chapter 5 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    JEL classification:

    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy


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