nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2008‒10‒13
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University of the Piemonte Orientale

  1. The Political Economy of Cultural Spending: Evidence from Italian Cities By Chiara Dalle Nogare; Matteo M Galizzi
  2. Sport Practice Tourism: a segment of the Sport Tourism Market By Carvalho, Pedro G.; Lourenço, Rui
  3. LA "VIA FRANCIGENA DELLA CAPITANATA" - STUDIO PER UN PROGETTO DI VALORIZZAZIONE TURISTICA ED ECONOMICA DEL TERRITORIO DELLA PROVINCIA DI FOGGIA By Vincenzo Vecchione; Pasquale Pazienza; Massimo Russo; Renzo Infante; Luigi Longo; Michele Del Giudice; Raffaele Guglielmi

  1. By: Chiara Dalle Nogare; Matteo M Galizzi
    Abstract: Political Economy and the Economics of Art and Cultural Heritage rarely have intersected. In this paper we investigate the relationship between Italian municipalities’ spending on culture in the 90s and 2000s and a number of political variables, such as a left/right dummy, an election year dummy and a term limit indicator, controlling, among others, for economic as well as socio-demographic characteristics of their population, level of human capital and instruction, proxies of social capital, extent of private financing of cultural provision, touristic and artistic relevance. We use panel data regression analysis and find that there are indeed some significant political determinants of local government cultural expenditure.
    Date: 2008
  2. By: Carvalho, Pedro G.; Lourenço, Rui
    Abstract: Sport Tourism represents the knowledge and the group of practices where Sport and Tourism became interdependent. This overlapping area turns clearly at two levels that might be named by Sport Tourism Spectacle and Sport Tourism Practice. According to Pigeassou [9] the foundations of sport tourism do not consist purely of classifying sport tourism activities using categories employed in sport activities. In this article we provide a theoretical framework for the understanding of the market segment in Sport Tourism Practice, looking at their client behaviour typology (enthusiastic and casual), their motivations and high lightening the role this framework plays on the tourist destiny development. Furthermore we present some empirical results of a seminal experimental design.
    Keywords: Tourism; Sport; Sport Tourism; Sport Tourism Practice; Sport Tourism Spectacle.
    JEL: O18 L83
    Date: 2008–08
  3. By: Vincenzo Vecchione; Pasquale Pazienza; Massimo Russo; Renzo Infante; Luigi Longo; Michele Del Giudice; Raffaele Guglielmi
    Date: 2008–09

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