These volumes contain a spread of influential articles on economic issues arising in all aspects of the cultural sector - the performing and creative arts, (including the art market); the heritage industry (museums and monuments) and the media industry (film, TV, recording etc.). Cultural economics, including in this term the economics of the arts, has developed steadily over the last thirty years, with a literature that is theoretical, empirical and institutional. Some of the most prominent economists have written on subjects in this field - Coase, Baumol, Peacock, Robbins, Scitovsky, West and it is now being developed by their successors, of whom Frey and Throsby are the best established.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 1440
Weight: 2997 g
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm
`Ruth Towse's new Edward Elgar set is indispensable - it runs two volumes, covers nearly 1400 pages, and reproduces most of the seminal articles in cultural economics. Towse's selection of articles deserves an A+. . . . they are a must for any cultural economist.' -- Tyler Cowen, Journal of Cultural Economics
`These two volumes should prove very useful to students and others wishing to become acquainted with the defining papers and main themes of Cultural Economics.' -- Martin Ricketts, The Economic Journal