nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2016‒03‒10
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Islamic Tourism Development in Cirebon: The Study Heritage Tourism in Islamic Economic Perspective By Jaelani, Aan
  2. Effects of Oscar awards on movie production By Agnani, Betty; Aray, Henry
  3. Intergenerational Transmission of Musical Education By Victor Fernandez-Blanco; Maria Jose Perez-Villadoniga; Juan Prieto-Rodriguez

  1. By: Jaelani, Aan
    Abstract: Cirebon as a tourist town to face the problems related to the management of tourist attractions, hotel business development, renovation of buildings or cultural heritage, and the economic development of local communities in tourist locations. The needs of tourists and pilgrims is also a concern with fulfillment facilities that can give satisfaction and comfort. With the approach of explorative qualitative research, which explores the potential of tourism development or shari'a in Cirebon concluded that the tourism development of the Shari'ah requires management function in creative and innovative based on starategis planning, consistent implementation, and evaluation of the measured and constructive embody the values of Shariah in existing tourist attractions in Cirebon
    Keywords: Islamic tourism, shari’a, heritage tourism, development, Islamic economic
    JEL: B4 B41 J1 J14 J17 J19 L5 L6 L8 L83 Q01 Q26 Z1 Z10 Z12 Z13
    Date: 2016–01–10
  2. By: Agnani, Betty; Aray, Henry
    Abstract: This article tests the effects of Oscar awards on the production of feature films. Time series data for Spain over the 1953-2014 period are used and a production function is estimated assuming that the Oscar effects accrue through the total factor productivity. A lag structure is introduced which allows for a general specification so that the Oscar awards could have constant or diminishing effects over time. The results show that the Oscar wins have significant positive effects on movie production and that some of them have caused structural breaks, while others have vanishing effects over time. The results are fairly robust to the introduction of control variables and different methods of estimation.
    Keywords: Movie production,Oscar awards,Cobb-Douglas Production Function
    JEL: Z10 L82 C13
    Date: 2016
  3. By: Victor Fernandez-Blanco (Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Economia y Empresa, Universidad de Oviedo); Maria Jose Perez-Villadoniga (Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Economia y Empresa, Universidad de Oviedo); Juan Prieto-Rodriguez (Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Economia y Empresa, Universidad de Oviedo)
    Abstract: There is an extensive literature documenting the fact that there is a positive correlation between parental education and that of their children. While most research has focused on the transmission of formal schooling, there are other aspects of education that may be considered. For instance, music training has been shown to have a positive correlation with other cognitive abilities, such as mathematics and linguistics. In this paper, we analyze the intergenerational transmission of musical education. We have collected data on musical, general arts and formal education on a representative sample of Asturias, a Northern Spanish region. We find that the intergenerational link goes from both parents to their children. Furthermore, mothers’ musical training has a greater impact on males than that of the fathers’. On the contrary, in the case of females, only the father-child link is significant.
    Keywords: Music education, intergenerational transmission
    JEL: I21 Z11
    Date: 2016–01

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