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The Economics of Art and Culture


Karol J. Borowiecki, University of Southern Denmark, Charles M. Gray, University of St Thomas, Minnesota, James Heilbrun, Fordham University, New York
Published 2023


Spanning the economics of the fine arts, performing arts, and public policy, this updated classic is the go-to resource for navigating today's creative industries. Building on real-world data, engaging case studies, and cutting-edge research, it prepares students for careers in the cultural, creative, and public sectors. By avoiding mathematical treatments and explaining theories with examples, this book develops theoretical concepts from scratch, making it accessible to readers with no background in economics. While most of the theory remains timeless, this…

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  • Shows how economic theories, data analysis, and insights from cutting-edge research can be applied to real-life situations
  • Avoids mathematical treatments and explains theories with examples
  • Contains discussion questions, cases, and problem sets to enable students to exercise and apply the material to their own work
  • Building on real-world data, the latest trends, and fascinating anecdotes, it prepares students for successful careers in the cultural, creative, and public sectors
  • Demonstrates data-driven decision making by discussing and critically assessing examples from recent data sets

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