nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2008‒06‒21
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University of the Piemonte Orientale

  1. Consumer preferences for circus: A cluster approach By Zanola, Roberto
  2. Distretto Moda Piemonte. Esposizioni, eventi, laboratori creativi, collezione moda By Falletti Vittorio; Santagata Walter; Bernabei Francesco; Borrione Paola
  3. Autochthon vs. blended wines: Do objective and sensory characteristics matter? By Pavese, Piermassimo; Zanola, Roberto

  1. By: Zanola, Roberto
    Abstract: Despite its importance, circus has been completely neglected by cultural economics. There are two main reasons for this: first, circus has been considered as a minor performing arts; secondly, quantitative information on circus are di?cult to collect. This paper represents an attempt to fill this gap by analysing the answers based on 268 questionnaires submitted to people attending Acquatico Bellucci circus. Clustering results suggest the existence of a distinct and interpretable two-cluster solution: traditional and enthusiastic circus attendances and contemporary circus attendances.
    Keywords: demand, performing arts, Italy, attendance
    JEL: C2 D2 Z1
    Date: 2008–06
  2. By: Falletti Vittorio; Santagata Walter (University of Turin); Bernabei Francesco; Borrione Paola
    Date: 2008–05
  3. By: Pavese, Piermassimo; Zanola, Roberto
    Abstract: There are many types of wines. Wine may be classified as traditional such as Barbaresco or Barolo (among the others), or international, such as the case of Merlot, Sauvignon, etc. Do objective and sensory characteristics impact di?erently on prices according to the wine variety? Using a sample of 3,660 observations, an hedonic technique is applied to investigate this question.
    Keywords: hedonic, wine, variety, blend, authocthon
    JEL: D49
    Date: 2008–06

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