nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2010‒12‒04
four papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University Amedeo Avogadro

  1. From Data to Celebration of Cultural Heritages: Preservations, Acquisitions, and Intellectual Property Regulations By Situngkir, Hokky
  2. The Internet Marketing Solution Toward Creative Industries in Bandung By Aditya M Salya
  3. The economic value of elite sports - The case of Sweden By Behrenz, Lars
  4. Is God in the Details? A Reexamination of the Role of Religion in Economic Growth By Steven N. Durlauf; Andros Kourtellos; Chih Ming Tan

  1. By: Situngkir, Hokky
    Abstract: The articles discusses the management of the cultural diversity in Indonesian archipelago by incorporating the web 2.0 and participatory database documentation system. Things related to the reports and researches that have been brought related to the on going collecting data is discussed, economy-wise and scientific-wise. The high diversity of elasticities in Indonesia is not only exotic for performance, watch, and wear. They might also be able to tell us about who we are.
    Keywords: Culture; Wipo; Intellectual Property Rights; Indonesia; Patent; Intangible Culture
    JEL: L82 M14 O38 Z1 O34 A13 P35 Z11
    Date: 2010–11–26
  2. By: Aditya M Salya (Department of Management and Business, Faculty of Economy, Padjadjaran University)
    Abstract: This paper discribe a role of internet marketing toward creative industries in Bandung. How Internet Marketing can help the creative industries to access the market through internet. Bandung, as emerging city for creative industries in Indonesia has shown the great developent of small medium entreprise, that create the potential market. We highlight what is the tools of internet marketing as promotion that make customer interest to buy the product and at the end the impact of internet marketing for their business in the future.
    Keywords: internet marketing, creative industries
    JEL: G0
    Date: 2010–10
  3. By: Behrenz, Lars (Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO))
    Abstract: This study is about elite sports in Sweden. There are a lot of ways of studying the economic value of elite sports. In this article we use information from population data, club accounting and a questionnaire to get a picture of the economic values of elite sports. Our knowledge from earlier research concerning the economic value of elite sports is mainly based on US data. The Scandinavian model for sport is different from sports in the USA since the clubs are not owned by businesses and the goals are more or less “sport for all”. This paper tries to present a picture of the process of elite sports in countries there elite sports traditionally has been a mixture between professional and amateur. The results from willingness to pay analysis for the presence of elite sports in the actual county indicate values of 350 SEK (about 35 EURO) per year and person in Sweden. Another way of calculating the value of the elite teams is by estimating how many working hours people are prepared to devote to helping the club. If these hours are translated into economic values, it runs into between 3000 to 5000 SEK (about 300 to 500 EURO) per year and person, depending on location in Sweden
    Keywords: Cost–Benefit Analysis; Regional economic development;
    JEL: D61 R11 R58
    Date: 2010–11–21
  4. By: Steven N. Durlauf; Andros Kourtellos; Chih Ming Tan
    Abstract: Barro and McCleary (2003) is a key research contribution in the new literature exploring the macroeconomic effects of religious beliefs. This paper represents an effort to evaluate the strength of their claims. We evaluate their results in terms of replicability and robustness. Overall, their analysis generally meets the standard of statistical replicability, though not perfectly. On the other hand, we do not find that their results are robust to changes in their baseline statistical specification. When model averaging methods are employed to integrate information across alternative statistical specifications, little evidence survives that religious variables help to predict cross-country income differences.
    Keywords: Economic Growth, Religion, Model Uncertainty
    Date: 2010–11

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