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Making World Heritage Truly Global: The Culture Certificate Scheme

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  • Bruno S. Frey
  • Paolo Pamini

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Culture has attributes of a global public good that needs to be preserved for mankind as a whole. World Culture Certificates are proposed to efficiently preserve World Heritage. The community of nations has to agree on the Global Heritage List and how much each nation is to contribute to that purpose. Each World Heritage site conserved is acknowledged through the issuance of a tradable Certificate. Countries and private firms are induced to seek sites where financial resources can be spent most productively. This leads to an efficient allocation of resources to preserve World Heritage.

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  • Bruno S. Frey & Paolo Pamini, 2009. "Making World Heritage Truly Global: The Culture Certificate Scheme," CREMA Working Paper Series 2009-13, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
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    1. Bruno S. Frey & Paolo Pamini, 2009. "World Heritage: Where Are We? An Empirical Analysis," CREMA Working Paper Series 2009-31, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
    2. Victoria Ateca Amestoy, 2013. "Demand for cultural heritage," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage, chapter 4, pages i-i Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Bruno S. Frey & Lasse Steiner, 2010. "Pay as you go: a new proposal for museum pricing," IEW - Working Papers 485, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
    4. Bruno S. Frey & Paolo Pamini & Lasse Steiner, 2011. "What determines the World Heritage List? An econometric analysis," ECON - Working Papers 001, Department of Economics - University of Zurich.
    5. Bruno S. Frey & Lasse Steiner, 2013. "World Heritage List," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage, chapter 8, pages i-i Edward Elgar Publishing.
    6. Françoise Benhamou, 2013. "Public intervention for cultural heritage: normative issues and tools," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage, chapter 1, pages i-i Edward Elgar Publishing.
    7. Bruno S. Frey & Lasse Steiner, 2010. "World Heritage List: Does it Make Sense?," CESifo Working Paper Series 3078, CESifo Group Munich.

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    Keywords

    Global public good; World Heritage; Cultural Certificates; Monuments; UNESCO;

    JEL classification:

    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods

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