nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2013‒01‒19
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University Amedeo Avogadro

  1. Il finanziamento di beni e attività culturali in Italia: ruolo e tendenze dei suoi principali attori. By Domenichini, Ginevra
  2. Entrepreneurship and Creative Professions - A Micro-Level Analysis By Michael Fritsch; Alina Sorgner

  1. By: Domenichini, Ginevra
    Abstract: Building on the lively debate concerning the sustainability of Italy's cultural sector, the paper presents a first analysis of the expenditure in the sector of the Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities, Regions, Provinces, Municipalities, Banking Foundations and businesses between 2002 and 2011. The aim of the research is to understand how their role has change through a quantitative analysis of their investment trends.
    Keywords: cultura; spesa pubblica; spesa privata
    JEL: A19 P26
    Date: 2013–01–08
  2. By: Michael Fritsch (School of Economics and Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena); Alina Sorgner (School of Economics and Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
    Abstract: It has widely been recognized that creativity plays an immense role not only for arts, sciences, and technology, but also for entrepreneurship, innovation, and thus, economic growth. We analyze the level and the determinants of self-employment in creative professions at the level of individuals. The analysis is based on the representative micro data of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). The findings suggest that people in creative professions appear more likely to be self-employed and that a high regional share of people in the creative class increases an individual's likelihood of being an entrepreneur. Investigating the determinants of entrepreneurship within the creative class as compared to non-creative professions reveals only some few differences.
    Keywords: Entrepreneurship, new business formation, creativity, creative class
    JEL: L26 Z1 D03
    Date: 2013–01–10

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