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Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage

Edited by Ilde Rizzo, Professor of Public Finance, University of Catania, Italy and Anna Mignosa, Assistant Professor of Cultural Economics, University of Catania, Italy and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Cultural heritage is a complex and elusive concept, constantly evolving through time, and combining cultural, aesthetic, symbolic, spiritual, historical and economic values. The Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage outlines the contribution of economics to the design and analysis of cultural heritage policies and to addressing issues related to the conservation, management and enhancement of heritage.
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Publication Date: 2013
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Cultural heritage is a complex and elusive concept, constantly evolving through time, and combining cultural, aesthetic, symbolic, spiritual, historical and economic values. The Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage outlines the contribution of economics to the design and analysis of cultural heritage policies and to addressing issues related to the conservation, management and enhancement of heritage.

The Handbook takes a multidisciplinary approach, using cultural economics as a theoretical framework to illustrate how crucial and stimulating cross-disciplinary dialogue actually is. Contributors scrutinise the co-existence of cultural and economic values as well as the new challenges that arise from changes brought about by technology, and relationships between the different actors engaged in the production, distribution and consumption of heritage services. The roles of public, private and non-profit organizations are also explored. Case studies underpin the discussion, demonstrating the clear and vital link between theory and practice.

This highly unique Handbook will prove a fascinating and informative read for academics, researchers, students and policymakers with an interest in cultural economics.
Contributors: M. Abdel-Kader, N. Agnew, G.J. Ashworth, V. Ateca Amestoy, H. Attala, F. Benhamou, L. Bonet, R.T. Carson, X. Castañer, F. Colbert, F. Cominelli, M.B. Conaway, L. Deloumeaux, M. Demas, V. Fernández-Blanco, M. Forte, B.S. Frey, V. Ginsburgh, K. Goto, X. Greffe, C. Guccio, L.C. Herrero, M.J. Holler, A. Klamer, F. Mairesse, I. Mazza, A. Mignosa, D. Mitroff Silvers, T. Navarrete, S. Navrud, D.S. Noonan, P. Paolini, A. Peacock, L. Petrova, J. Prieto-Rodríguez, N. Proctor, F. Revelli, I. Rizzo, E. Rojas, J.-M. Salaün, H. Samir, B.A. Seaman, J.D. Snowball, L. Steiner, J.H. Stubbs, D. Throsby
Contents:

Preface

PART I: PUBLIC INTERVENTION AND POLICY ANALYSIS
1. Public Intervention for Cultural Heritage: Normative Issues and Tools
Françoise Benhamou

2. Cultural Heritage: Public Decision-making and Implementation
Manfred J. Holler and Isidoro Mazza

3. Cultural Heritage Policies: A Comparative Perspective
Arjo Klamer, Anna Mignosa and Lyudmila Petrova

PART II: PRIVATE ACTORS
4. Demand for Cultural Heritage
Victoria Ateca Amestoy

5. The Role of the Private Sector in Cultural Heritage
Bruce A. Seaman

6. Tax Incentives for Cultural Heritage Conservation
Federico Revelli

PART III: THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
7. Issues in the International Market for Cultural Heritage
Victor Ginsburgh and François Mairesse

8. World Heritage List
Bruno S. Frey and Lasse Steiner

9. Current Challenges in Cultural Statistics: A Focus on Heritage
Lydia Deloumeaux

PART IV: MANAGEMENT: STRATEGIES AND TOOLS
10. Management Challenges of Cultural Heritage Organizations
Xavier Castañer

11. The Marketing of Heritage Venues or Destinations
François Colbert

PART V: TECHNOLOGIES: ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES
12. Digital Cultural Heritage
Trilce Navarrete

13. Technologies for Cultural Heritage
Paolo Paolini, Dana Mitroff Silvers and Nancy Proctor

14. The Immeasurable Economics of Libraries
Jean-Michel Salaün

PART VI: CONSERVATION OF BUILT HERITAGE
15. Choices in Architectural Conservation
John H. Stubbs

16. Conservation and Sustainable Development of Archaeological Sites
Martha Demas and Neville Agnew

17. Market Effects of Historic Preservation
Douglas S. Noonan

PART VII: CULTURAL HERITAGE AND THE ECONOMY
18. Heritage and Local Development: A Reluctant Relationship
Gregory J. Ashworth

19. Heritage Tourism
Lluís Bonet

20. Why and How Intangible Cultural Heritage Should be Safeguarded
Francesca Cominelli and Xavier Greffe

PART VIII: VALUES AND EVALUATION
21. The Values of Cultural Heritage
Arjo Klamer

22. The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of Cultural Heritage: Methods and Examples
Jen D. Snowball

23. Assessment of Value in Heritage Regulation
David Throsby

24. Performance of Cultural Heritage Institutions
Víctor Fernández-Blanco, Luis César Herrero and Juan Prieto-Rodríguez

PART IX: CASE STUDIES
25. ‘Adam Smith has Returned to Live in Edinburgh’: A Case Study
Alan Peacock

26. Virtual Worlds, Virtual Heritage and Immersive Reality: The Case of the Daming Palace at Xi’an (China)
Maurizio Forte

27. Public Spending for Conservation in Italy
Calogero Guccio and Ilde Rizzo

28. The Public Sector in the Preservation of Urban Heritage Sites: Lessons from Four Cities in Latin America
Eduardo Rojas

29. The Aga Khan Multidisciplinary Experience in Cairo, Egypt: A Different View
Hany Attalla, Mohamed Abdel-Kader and Haitham Samir

30. Policy for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Japan: How it Relates to Creativity
Kazuko Goto

31. Preliminary Valuation of a Cultural Heritage Site of Global Significance: A Delphi Contingent Valuation Study
Richard T. Carson, Michael B. Conaway and Ståle Navrud

Index