nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2016‒08‒28
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. The role of plants on the impact of cultural and historical monuments By Galev, Emil; Gurkova, Maria; Galev, Nikolay
  2. The Impact of Price Discrimination on Major League Baseball Team’s Revenue By Brian P Soebbing; Nicholas M Watanabe; Chad S Seifried
  3. Citations, journal ranking and multiple authorships reconsidered: evidence from almost one million articles By Wohlrabe, Klaus; Sommer, Vera

  1. By: Galev, Emil; Gurkova, Maria; Galev, Nikolay
    Abstract: Visual impact of cultural and historical monuments determined by surrounding plants is the focus of discussion in the paper. Their influence on passengers and onlookers sidelong roadways and trails is described in detail. A great number of practical examples have been examined with the purpose of drawing some general conclusions from this problem to the advantage of landscape design practice. The result of the analysis shows a considerable role of vegetation in visual impact of monuments over the observers. Using color photographs and observations from a number of different positions for a lot of monuments and memorials the survey concludes that from the standpoint of aesthetic value or attractiveness the vegetation often plays a leading role. It is not a detailed study of compositional principles for the formation of spaces around the monuments, but demonstrates the complexity of the problem and gave some results in addition to the theoretical foundations in this respect. Although the scenic beauty metrics are quite debatable and controversial case it is hoped that the conclusions of this paper will facilitate needed discussion on vegetation appropriateness and usefulness in monument's landscape design.
    Keywords: monuments, memorials, visual impact, vegetation, aesthetics, tourists
    JEL: Q00
    Date: 2016–05
  2. By: Brian P Soebbing (Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta); Nicholas M Watanabe (Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, University of Mississippi); Chad S Seifried (School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University)
    Abstract: The empirical evidence supporting the impact that second degree price discrimination has on a firm’s revenue has received little attention. The present research examines ticket data from Major League Baseball from 1990 through 2010. Estimating a two-staged least squares model, we find neither price discrimination variable has an impact on team revenues. However, we find that both of these price discrimination variables impact revenues when examining different facility types. We discuss the impact on the role that price behavior and venues have on price dispersion.
    Keywords: Price Discrimination, Price Dispersion, Information, Revenue, Facilities, Tickets
    JEL: D42 L12 L83
    Date: 2016–08
  3. By: Wohlrabe, Klaus; Sommer, Vera
    Abstract: In this paper we reconsider the investigation by \cite{moosa2016} using a much larger data set of almost one million articles listed in RePEc. This article provides new insights into the effects of co-authorship on citation counts and the correlation between quality of papers and quality of the publishing journal. Our evidence is partially in contrast to the results reported in Moosa (2016). We find a positive correlation between the h-index of a journal and the quality of papers measured in terms of citations. This correlation becomes almost perfect using a non-linear model. Results from a regression of citation counts on the number of authors show evidence of a positive and significant effect of co-authorship on the quality of a paper when time effects and large sets of top-cited articles are taken into account. The inclusion of time effects and the large data set, that allows to differentiate between top-cited cohorts, add further insights to the existing literature.
    Keywords: Citations, multiple authorship, journal quality, RePEc
    JEL: A12 A14
    Date: 2016–08

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