A Textbook of Cultural Economics

A Textbook of Cultural Economics

by Ruth Towse
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Cambridge University Press
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A Textbook of Cultural Economics

What determines the price drop of a pop concert or an opera? Why does Hollywood dominate the film industry? Does illegal downloading damage the record industry? Does free entry to museums bring more visitors? In A Textbook of Cultural Economics, one of the world's leading cultural economists shows how we can use the theories and methods of economics to answer these and a host of other questions concerning the arts (performing arts, visual arts, and literature), heritage (museums and built heritage) and creative industries (the music, publishing, and film industries, broadcasting). Using international examples and covering the most up-to-date research, the book does not assume a prior knowledge of economics. It is ideally suited for students taking a course on the economics of arts as part of an arts administration, business, management, or economics degree.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521888721
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2010
Pages: 628
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; List of abbreviations; Preface; Part I. General Issues in Cultural Economics: Introduction to Part I; 1. Introduction to cultural economics with appendix: brief introductions to the economic theories used in cultural economics; 2. Economic profile of the cultural sector; 3. Markets for cultural goods and services; 4. Economic organisation of the creative industries; 5. Production, costs and supply of cultural goods; 6. Audiences, participation and demand for cultural goods; 7. Welfare economics and public finance; Part II. The 'Traditional' Arts and Heritage: Introduction to Part II; 8. Economics of the performing arts; 9. Economics of museums and heritage; 10. Economic evaluation of cultural policy; Part III. Artists' Labour Markets and Copyright: Introduction to Part III; 11. Economics of artists' labour markets: theories; 12. Economics of artists' labour markets: empirical research; 13. Economics of copyright; Part IV. The Creative Industries: Introduction to Part IV; 14. Economics of creative industries; 15. Economics of the music industry; 16. Economics of the film industry; 17. Economics of broadcasting; 18. Economics of book publishing; 19. Economics of festivals, creative cities and cultural tourism; Part V. Conclusion: Introduction to Part V; 20. Conclusion; Questions and exercises; References; Index.

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