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"I go, I pay". The role of experience in recognizing the need for public financing of cultural goods

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  • Bartosz Jusypenko

    (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw)

  • Aleksandra Wiśniewska

    (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw)

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Public financing of culture is a common phenomenon - especially in European countries. Empirical studies reveal that it is socially acceptable and even desirable. However, a question arises: what factors influence support for such a cultural policy? The study shows that the most important determinant is related to experience - past and future, anticipated. People who often and intensively consume various cultural goods, are also more willing to subsidize them through the public sector. The results of the study not only show that regular contact with culture has a positive impact on understanding the important role of the state in shaping the cultural sector, but also that the attitude towards cultural policy changes rapidly after crossing a certain threshold of experience.

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  • Bartosz Jusypenko & Aleksandra Wiśniewska, 2020. ""I go, I pay". The role of experience in recognizing the need for public financing of cultural goods," Working Papers 2020-04, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
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    Keywords

    cultural policy; cultural goods; experienced goods; rational addiction; non-market valuation;
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    JEL classification:

    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • Z18 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Public Policy
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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