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A Textbook of Cultural Economics

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  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521717021

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  • 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.

    • Covers 'high' and 'popular' culture
    • Non-technical discussion of economic theories so accessible to wide readership
    • International examples used throughout the text
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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521717021
    • length: 628 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.99kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of boxes
    List of abbreviations
    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

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Art and Economics, new course in development for Wellesley College
    • Arts Administration and the Cultural Sector
    • Arts Leadership Seminar
    • Arts and Entertainment Economics
    • Business and Legal Issues in the Arts
    • Business and Society
    • Communication Economics
    • Culture, Corks, and Cuisine
    • Economic Issues
    • Economics of Art and Culture
    • Economics of Art and Entertainment
    • Economics of Creative Industries
    • Economics of Cultural Institutions
    • Economics of the Arts
    • Entertainment Finance
    • Entertainment Industry Economics
    • Global Business Design
    • Graduate Theatre Management
    • International Music Business
    • Introduction to Music Business
    • Legal Issues in the Music Industry 2
    • Media Economics
    • Media Industries
    • Music Business
    • Strategic Marketing: Formulation
    • The entertainment industry
  • Author

    Ruth Towse, Bournemouth University
    Ruth Towse is Professor of Economics of Creative Industries at Bournemouth University and Professor Emerita at Erasmus Univeristy, Rotterdam. Professor Towse is one of the world's leading cultural economists and has taught in universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Thailand. She was Joint Editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics from 1993 to 2002 and President of the Association for Cultural Economics International from 2006 to 2008. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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