A Research Agenda for Cultural Economics


A Research Agenda for Cultural Economics

9781788112307 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Samuel Cameron, formerly Professor of Economics, University of Bradford, UK
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78811 230 7 Extent: 192 pp
A Research Agenda for Cultural Economics explores the degree of progress and future directions for the field. An international range of contributors examine thoroughly matters of data quality, statistical methodology and the challenge of new developments in technology. This book is ideal for both emerging researchers in cultural economics and experienced practitioners. It is also relevant to workers in other fields such as cultural policy, public policy, media studies and digital economics.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Providing a critical overview of cultural economics, this Research Agenda explores the current state of affairs in the field, suggesting methods of improvement for the coherency and progressiveness of future research. Situating work in this area in its historical context, Samuel Cameron draws together a range of international contributors to explore the development of cultural economics.

Undertaking a thorough examination of matters of data quality, statistical methodology and the challenge of new developments in technology, chapters examine the different approaches to cultural economics. The book explores the myriad ways in which the topic has been neglected by mainstream economics, and examines reasons why it needs to be considered, evaluated and explored in more detail in our modern world.

Current researchers in cultural economics, as well as cultural policies and leisure studies will find this book an invaluable read in exploring different ways to integrate cultural economics into mainstream studies. This Research Agenda will also be an invaluable aid for advanced students to create discussions suitable for essay topics and dissertations.
Critical Acclaim
‘Any scholar who studies culture would do well to read A Research Agenda for Cultural Economics as it attempts to lay out a framework for examining culture as an economic good.’
– Elizabeth R Hornsby, Communication Booknotes Quarterly

‘Samuel Cameron’s collection is a welcome retrospective, and prospective, review of the field of cultural economics... Each chapter stands alone as a relevant and well-written illustration of particular challenges faced by cultural economics.’
– Andy C. Pratt, Journal of Cultural Economics

‘This book presents a penetrating overview of recent developments and important research areas in cultural economics which have been neglected by mainstream economics. Overall, though it is organized by themes that might inevitably lead to some overlap between chapters it is a timely and essential read and will act as excellent stimulation and a vital resource for further enquiry and serious discussion in this field.’
– Yan Li, Cultural Trends

‘Exemplary in their commitment to pushing the field into the future, Cameron and colleagues take on many of the elephants in the room for cultural economics: global digital monopolies, technological change, new business models, and social media. Brave, probing, exciting work.’
– Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

‘This seminal work finds no fixed boundaries in cultural economics. Professor Cameron and cohorts plumb the impact on the field of digital technology, integrating metrics with other disciplines, the limits of pricing models and global tourism. It is essential reading for all associated with this important and exciting field.’
– Robert Ekelund, Auburn University, US

Contributors: S. Cameron, C. Peukert, J. Snowball, H. Sonnabend, M. Zieba


1. Why do we need a Cultural Economics? History and Development of the Field
Samuel Cameron

2. Contemporary Challenges to Cultural Economics
Samuel Cameron

3. Individual Choice Behaviour
Samuel Cameron

4. Flexible digital supply behaviour
Christian Peukert,

5. Pricing
Hendrik Sonnabend,

6. Government policy
Jen Snowball

7. Global trade in cultural tourism services
Marta Zieba

8. What is the agenda for cultural economics?
Samuel Cameron

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