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A Textbook of Cultural Economics

2nd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108432009
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  • Now in its second edition, A Textbook of Cultural Economics is an established resource for many courses, including economics of the arts, the cultural and media industries, and the digital creative economy. Authored by Ruth Towse, a widely recognised expert in cultural economics, the book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview and analysis of the field in the digital era. Written in an accessible style, and with suggestions for further reading, it covers a range of topics, from the more traditional arts to the creative industries (such as music, film, games, broadcasting, and publishing), as well as the economics of artists' labour, markets and copyright. This second edition considers the creative economy up to the present, emphasising the role of digitisation across the creative industries. It will appeal to students taking courses in the economics of art and culture, and can also be used in courses on arts management and cultural policy.

    • Accessibly written in clear terminology with minimum use of equations
    • Contains boxes with succinct summaries of the contribution of other experts on the topics in each chapter
    • Every chapter in the book has been fully revised and brought up to date in terms of the relevant economic analysis and, where appropriate, policy measures
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    ‘Ruth Towse is one of the most prominent contributors to the economics of art and culture. This second edition beautifully reflects her great knowledge and devotion to the field, whilst also being highly readable.' Bruno S. Frey, Research Director of the Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA), Switzerland

    ‘The first edition of A Textbook of Cultural Economics has become a standard work providing an accessible introduction to the application of economic principles and methods to problems in the arts. The book is distinguished by its respect for economic theory, its use of data, and its wealth of illustrative examples. The second edition retains the content and attractive features of the first, but extends the coverage in many ways including the addition of new chapters on the digital economy and the games industry. This book can be highly recommended to students, arts and culture professionals, policy-makers and others as a sound and comprehensive introduction to an increasingly important field of economics.' David Throsby, Macquarie University, Sydney

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108432009
    • length: 720 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 174 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Issues in Cultural Economics:
    1. Introduction to cultural economics
    2. Economic profile of the cultural sector
    3. Economic organisation of markets in the creative industries
    4. The digital creative economy
    5. Production, costs and supply of cultural goods
    6. Consumption, participation and demand for cultural goods and services
    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. Economics of festivals, cities of culture, creative cities and cultural tourism
    11. Economic evaluation cultural policy
    Part III. Artists' Labour Markets and Copyright:
    12. Economics of artists' labour markets
    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 videogames
    18. Economics of broadcasting
    19. Economics of book publishing
    Part V. Conclusion:
    20. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Ruth Towse, Bournemouth University
    Ruth Towse is Professor of Economics of Creative Industries at Bournemouth University, where she is also Co-Director for Economics at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), and CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics at the University of Glasgow. In 2016, she was made Distinguished Fellow of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI).

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