nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2006‒01‒29
four papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Universita degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Onko luovilla toimialoilla taloudellista merkitystä? By Maarit Lindström
  2. The Economic Impact of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute By Stanley McMillen; Kathryn Parr; Xiumei Song
  3. Children Reading Fiction Books Because They Want To By van Ours, Jan C
  4. Mixing Media with Two-Part Tariffs By Hoernig, Steffen; Valletti, Tommaso

  1. By: Maarit Lindström
    Keywords: creative industries, cultural industries, art educated workers
    Date: 2005–05–20
  2. By: Stanley McMillen; Kathryn Parr; Xiumei Song
    Abstract: This analysis of the Clark contributes to the collective effort to understand the economic impact of the arts in the Berkshires, and raises national consciousness about the economic contribution that arts organizations make to their communities.
    Keywords: art museum, economic impact, cultural amenity
    JEL: Z11
    Date: 2005–10
  3. By: van Ours, Jan C
    Abstract: This paper investigates the reading of fiction books by 15-year-olds in 18 OECD countries. It appears that girls read fiction books more often than boys, whereas boys read comic books more often than girls. The intensity by which children read fiction books is influenced by parental education, family structure, and the number of books and TVs at home. Reading comic books does not affect the reading of fiction books. Parents who want their children to read fiction books frequently should have a lot of books at home and at most one television.
    Keywords: books; PISA-data; reading
    JEL: L82 Z11
    Date: 2006–01
  4. By: Hoernig, Steffen; Valletti, Tommaso
    Abstract: We consider a media market where consumers mix content offered by different firms and firms charge two-part tariffs. As compared to pure linear pricing (pay-per-view), firms make higher profits, while consumers are worse off and the allocation is not first-best. We also consider flat subscription fees and show that they make mixing unattractive. Both two-part tariffs and pay-per-view Pareto-dominate flat fees.
    Keywords: combinable products; flat fees; pay-per-view; two-part tariffs
    JEL: L13 L82
    Date: 2006–01

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