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Teaching Cultural Economics

Edited by Trine Bille, Professor, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Anna Mignosa, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Catania, Italy and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Ruth Towse, Professor of Economics of Creative Industries, CIPPM, Bournemouth University and CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics, University of Glasgow, UK
Teaching Cultural Economics is the first book of its kind to offer inspiration and guidance for teaching cultural economics through short chapters, a wide scope of knowledge and teaching cases by experienced teachers who are expert in the topic.
Extent: c 320 pp
Hardback Price: $150.00 Web: $135.00
Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78897 073 0
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Cultural Economics
  • Teaching Economics
  • Teaching Methods in Economics
Cultural economics deals with many aspects of the creative economy including the art market, heritage, live performing arts and cultural industries. Teaching Cultural Economics introduces the range and scope of these subjects through short chapters by experienced teachers who are expert in the topic of their chapters.

The guide starts out with chapters on the experience of teaching cultural economics by leading exponents in the field. Chapters then follow grouped by general topic: financing cultural production, artists’ labour markets, consumer behaviour in the cultural sector, digitisation and copyright and case studies of creative industries.

The breadth of material provided within these pages is invaluable to teachers who wish to offer courses in cultural economics and are seeking guidance for developing a new course, as well as for teachers who are already teaching cultural economics and are seeking inspiration for new case studies. The material can also be used by teachers of other courses who wish to teach cultural economics as part of their curriculum.
‘This book, composed by three leading scholars in the field, includes 38 articles that are most useful for courses in the Economics of Culture. They cover a broad range of topics, among them various relationships to digitization. I highly recommend it.’
– Bruno S. Frey, University of Basel, Switzerland
Contributors include: V. Ateca-Amestoy, H. Bakhshi, A. Baldin, F. Benhamou, T. Bille, E. Bjørnsen, R. Buijze, S. Cameron, L. Champarnaud, D.C. Chisholm, M.J. del Barrio-Tellado, L. Delomeaux, J. Denis, P. Di Caro, L. Di Gaetano, J. Farchy, K. Goto, C. Handke, S.J.C. Hemels, L.C. Herrero- Prieto, P. Kaszynska, E. Lazzaro, I. Mazza, J. McKenzie, A. Mignosa, T. Navarrete, T. Orme, G. Pignataro, I. Rizzo, B. Seaman, R. Towse

1. Introduction

2. Teaching Cultural Economics
Ruth Towse

3. Cultural economics - in research and teaching
Trine Bille

4. Why a(nother) book on cultural economics?
Anna Mignosa

5. My approach to teaching cultural economics: why, how, what?
Franҫoise Benhamou

6. Teaching Cultural Economics: A Ten-Year Perspective
Bruce A. Seaman

Section I. Economics of public support for arts and cultural organisations
7. Economic arguments for public support
Trine Bille

8. Cultural value and economic value in the arts and culture
Patrycja Kaszynska

9. Performance assessment in cultural institutions
Luis César Herrero-Prieto and Maria José del Barrio-Tellado

10. Economic impact studies
Trine Bille

Section II. Financing cultural production
11. Tax incentives for the cultural sector
Sigrid Hemels

12. Tax incentives for international giving to the cultural sector
Renate Buijze

13. Philanthrophy
Luigi Di Gaetano and Isidoro Mazza

14. Crowdfunding
Francoise Benhamou

Section lII. Artists’ labour markets
15. Artists’ earnings and labour markets
Trine Bille

16. Contracts for creators and performers in the creative industries
Ruth Towse

17. Busking as a source of income
Sam Cameron

18. Creators’ and performers’ earnings from copyright
Ruth Towse

19. Superstars
Luc Champarnaud

Section IV. Consumer behaviour in the cultural sector
20. Demand for cultural goods
Bruce A. Seaman

21. Consumer theory, market segmentation and audience research on cultural goods
Victoria Ateca-Amestoy

22. Consumer behavior in the performing arts
Andrea Baldin

23. Digital consumption of cultural goods and services
Jordi McKenzie

24. Strategies for and experience of audience development
Egil Bjørnsen

25. Big data: the new avenue for measuring cultural consumption?
Lydia Deloumeaux

Section V. Digitization and copyright
26. Artificial intelligence and cultural creation
Joëlle Farchy and Juliette Denis

27. Digitization in museums
Trilce Navarrete

28. Paying for digital music
Christian Handke

29. The economics of eBooks
Franҫoise Benhamou

30. BBC3 Goes Digital
Ruth Towse

Section VI. Topics in economics of creative industries
31. Measuring the creative economy
Hasan Bakhshi

32. teamLab at the crossroads between art, digital technology, innovation, creativity and business
Elisabetta Lazzaro

33. Art galleries as market makers
Paolo Di Caro and Isidoro Mazza

34. Film economics
Tylor Orme and Darlene C. Chisholm

35. Cinema economics
Tylor Orme and Darlene C. Chisholm

36. Intangible heritage
Kazuko Goto and Anna Mignosa

37. The economics of craft
Kazuko Goto and Anna Mignosa

38. Conservation of historical buildings: the rehabilitation of the Benedettini Monastery in Catania
Giacomo Pignataro and Ilde Rizzo