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Author Towse, Ruth, 1943-

Title A textbook of cultural economics / Ruth Towse
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 600 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. General Issues in Cultural Economics: -- 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: -- 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: -- 11. Economics of artists' labour markets: theories -- 12. Economics of artists' labour markets: empirical research -- 13. Economics of copyright -- Part IV. The Creative Industries: -- 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
Summary '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.'--From
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-571) and index
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Subject Arts -- Economic aspects.
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