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Understanding the artwork pricing: some theoretical models

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  • Francesco Angelini

    () (Department of Statistics, University of Bologna, Italy)

  • Massimiliano Castellani

    () (Department of Statistics, University of Bologna, Italy; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)

Abstract

This paper analyses the pricing of new artworks sold for the first time in the private art market, investigating price-formation mechanisms at work. Using a bargaining game approach, we find that the bargaining power of each agent is key in identifying the market channel preferred by the artist and, then, her incentive in creating a new artwork.

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  • Francesco Angelini & Massimiliano Castellani, 2017. "Understanding the artwork pricing: some theoretical models," Working Paper series 17-25, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, revised Mar 2018.
  • Handle: RePEc:rim:rimwps:17-25
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    Keywords

    bargaining; pricing; cultural economics;

    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature

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