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The art of benchmarking: Picasso prints and auction house performance

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  • Finn Førsund
  • Roberto Zanola

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The influence of the auction house on the price of comparable art objects is an issue in the economics of arts literature. The standard approach has been to run hedonic price regressions including the auction house as a dummy variable. The approach in this paper is to apply benchmarking tools developed in the efficiency and productivity literature directly to the auction house as a unit. New performance indices are developed based on a DEA benchmarking technique to analyse auction houses. The new indices discriminate well between auction houses by allowing one to identify both contemporaneous and inter-temporal performances. Additional best performance results are obtained for specific attributes.

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  • Finn Førsund & Roberto Zanola, 2006. "The art of benchmarking: Picasso prints and auction house performance," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(12), pages 1425-1434.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:38:y:2006:i:12:p:1425-1434
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840500400384
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    1. Calogero Guccio & Giacomo Pignataro & Ilde Rizzo, 2014. "Evaluating the efficiency of public procurement contracts for cultural heritage conservation works in Italy," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 38(1), pages 43-70, February.

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