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The Economics of Museums

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  • Bruno S. Frey
  • Stephan Meier

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This paper surveys the literature on the economics of museums. It first discusses aspects of the demand and supply of museum services. The museum behaviour is then analysed from a neoclassical and a more institutional perspective. Public policy issues connected with museums are discussed. The survey ends with discussing current trends in the museums world from an economic point of view.

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  • Bruno S. Frey & Stephan Meier, "undated". "The Economics of Museums," IEW - Working Papers 149, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
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