nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2010‒01‒10
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University of the Piemonte Orientale

  1. Participation, Spectatorship and Media Coverage in Sport By Dawson, P.; Downward, P.
  2. Free daily newspapers: too many incentives to print? By João Correia-da-Silva; Joana Resende
  3. Willingness to Pay for Marine Turtle Conservation in Asia: A Cross-Country Perspective By Jin Jiangjun; Rodelio Subade; Orapan Nabangchang; Truong Dang Thuy; Anabeth L. Indab

  1. By: Dawson, P.; Downward, P.
    Abstract: This article considers the relationship between active participation in sport, sports spectatorship and television viewing habits using data from the 2005 DCMS Taking Part Survey. We find robust evidence that participation and sports spectatorship are symbiotically linked. In contrast, increase TV viewing per se leads to a reduction in participation.
    Keywords: sporting participation; spectator demand; count models;
    Date: 2009–09
  2. By: João Correia-da-Silva (CEF.UP and Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto); Joana Resende (CEF.UP and Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto)
    Abstract: We consider a model in which a free daily newspaper distributes news to readers and sells ad-space to advertisers, having private information about its readership. Depending on the type of readers in the market, the newspaper's may have a "plentiful and seeking" audience or a "lacking and avoiding" audience. We find that if the readers are plentiful and seeking, the newspaper prints an excessive number of copies. The rationale for this over-printing strategy lies on the newspaper's need to send a credible signal to the advertisers that there are plentiful and seeking readers in the market. When the readers are lacking and avoiding, the newspaper chooses the socially optimal tirage (does not try to cheat the advertisers).
    Keywords: two-sided markets, asymmetric information, free press
    JEL: D82 D86 L82
    Date: 2009–12
  3. By: Jin Jiangjun; Rodelio Subade; Orapan Nabangchang (Sukhothai Thammatirat Open University); Truong Dang Thuy; Anabeth L. Indab (Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies (REECS))
    Abstract: Marine turtles are important, not only for their economic and intrinsic value, but because an adequate population of marine turtles is often an indicator of healthy marine ecosystem. Of the seven species of marine turtles, four are critically endangered, while two are in the next-highest risk category.
    Keywords: Willingness to pay
    Date: 2009–05

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