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On Judging Art and Wine

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  • Victor Ginsburgh

In this chapter, I show that evaluating wine is very close to evaluating art, but that the gradings or rankings that follow often result in bullshit, within the meaning given to it by philosopher Harry Frankfurt (2005).

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers ECARES with number ECARES 2016-21.

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Length: 26 p.
Date of creation: May 2016
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  1. Ginsburgh, Victor & Zang, Israël, 2012. "Shapley Ranking of Wines," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 7(02), pages 169-180, November.
  2. Ashton, Robert H., 2012. "Reliability and Consensus of Experienced Wine Judges: Expertise Within and Between?," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 7(01), pages 70-87, May.
  3. Hodgson, Robert T., 2009. "An Analysis of the Concordance Among 13 U.S. Wine Competitions," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 4(01), pages 1-9, March.
  4. V. Ginsburgh & Sheila Weyers, 2014. "Nominees, winners, and losers," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 38(4), pages 291-313, November.
  5. Ginsburgh, Victor & Zang, Israel, 2003. "The museum pass game and its value," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 43(2), pages 322-325, May.
  6. Goodwin, Craufurd, 2006. "Art and Culture in the History of Economic Thought," Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Elsevier.
  7. Storchmann, Karl, 2012. "Wine Economics," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 7(01), pages 1-33, May.
  8. Victor A. Ginsburgh & Jan C. van Ours, 2003. "Expert Opinion and Compensation: Evidence from a Musical Competition," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(1), pages 289-296, March.
  9. Kelvin J. Lancaster, 1966. "A New Approach to Consumer Theory," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 74, pages 132-132.
  10. Borges, José & Real, António C. & Cabral, J. Sarsfield & Jones, Gregory V., 2012. "A New Method to Obtain a Consensus Ranking of a Region's Vintages’ Quality," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 7(01), pages 88-107, May.
  11. Hodgson, Robert T., 2009. "How Expert are “Expert” Wine Judges?," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 4(02), pages 233-241, December.
  12. Victor Ginsburgh, 2003. "Awards, Success and Aesthetic Quality in the Arts," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 17(2), pages 99-111, Spring.
  13. Weil, Roman L., 2007. "Debunking Critics' Wine Words: Can Amateurs Distinguish the Smell of Asphalt from the Taste of Cherries?," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(02), pages 136-144, September.
  14. Hodgson, Robert & Cao, Jing, 2014. "Criteria for Accrediting Expert Wine Judges," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 9(01), pages 62-74, May.
  15. Ashenfelter, Orley & Jones, Gregory V., 2013. "The Demand for Expert Opinion: Bordeaux Wine," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(03), pages 285-293, December.
  16. Ashton, Robert H., 2011. "Improving Experts' Wine Quality Judgments: Two Heads Are Better than One," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 6(02), pages 160-178, September.
  17. Quandt, Richard E., 2006. "Measurement and Inference in Wine Tasting," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 1(01), pages 7-30, March.
  18. Hodgson, Robert T., 2008. "An Examination of Judge Reliability at a major U.S. Wine Competition," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 3(02), pages 105-113, December.
  19. Victor Ginsburgh & Sheila Weyers, 2010. "On the formation of canons :The dynamics of narratives in art history," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/151575, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  20. Ashton, Robert H., 2013. "Is There Consensus Among Wine Quality Ratings of Prominent Critics? An Empirical Analysis of Red Bordeaux, 2004–2010," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(02), pages 225-234, November.
  21. Cicchetti, Domenic V., 2009. "A Proposed System for Awarding Medals at a Major U.S. Wine Competition," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 4(02), pages 242-247, December.
  22. Quandt, Richard E., 2007. "On Wine Bullshit: Some New Software?," Journal of Wine Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(02), pages 129-135, September.
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