nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2016‒10‒16
six papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Two Information Aggregation Mechanisms for Predicting the Opening Weekend Box Office Revenues of Films: Boxoffice Prophecy and Guess of Guesses By Benjamin Gillen; Charles Plott; David Court; Jordi McKenzie
  2. Teens and Twenties: cultural and preferences differences in the uses of time in Spain By Gimenez-Nadal, Jose Ignacio; Wang, Hua
  3. The Manufacturing of Programs- An Overview of Indian Media By Plabita Das
  4. The Elements of Event Sports Tourism Management of Football Clubs in Thai Premier League By Rachapong Khiewpan
  5. Assessing the regional impact based on destination image By Horváth, Zsuzsanna E.
  6. Impact Evaluation in a Landscape: Protected Natural Forests, Anthropized Forested Lands and Deforestation Leakages in Madagascar's Rainforests By Sebastien Desbureaux; Eric Nazindigouba Kere; Pascale Combes Motel

  1. By: Benjamin Gillen; Charles Plott; David Court; Jordi McKenzie
    Abstract: Successful field tests were conducted on two new Information Aggregation Mechanisms (IAMs). The mechanisms collected information held as intuitions about opening weekend box office revenues for movies in Australia. Participants were film school students. One mechanism is similar to parimutuel betting that produces a probability distribution over box office amounts. Except for "art house films", the predicted distribution is indistinguishable from the actual revenues. The second mechanism is based on guesses of the guesses of others and applied when incentives for accuracy could not be used. It tested well against data and contains information not encompassed by the first mechanism.
    Date: 2015
  2. By: Gimenez-Nadal, Jose Ignacio; Wang, Hua
    Abstract: In this paper, we analyze differences in the use of time between teenagers and young adults in Spain, with a focus on differences according to the nationality of individuals. Using the Spanish Time Use Survey for the years 2002/03 and 2009/10, we analyze the time devoted to the different time use categories by both teenagers and young adults. We find differences in time allocation decisions between the two groups, which also depend on the nationality of the respondents, pointing to cultural differences as a factor affecting time allocation decisions
    Keywords: time allocation, teenagers, adults, culture
    JEL: J13 J16 J22
    Date: 2016
  3. By: Plabita Das (D.D.R.College)
    Abstract: Never in the history of India, has the media been so much in focus and controversy as is today.In the wake of what we may call the post globalised and liberalised economy of the 1990s, the advent of information technology era has brought about a host of those radical changes, the socio-familial repercussion of which are considerably and unfavorably polluting very rich cultural, moral and ethical values of the people in the country.It cannot be denied that the pain, agony and atrocities of modern men have woefully increased with the expansion of the media, whether it is print media or visual one.News studios have gradually become site where news is 'manufactured'. Indeed television is more interested in a bid to increase their TRP ratings( Television Rating Points) are resorting to sensationalised journalism with a view to earn a competitive edge over the others.In this paper, I will try to assess how electronic media especially television has given journalism a new nature In India.Because it is a reason of major concern as people has witnessed frequent failure of the media to keep their responsibility to the people and their needs, aspirations and ambitions.
    Keywords: Media, Globalisation, Television, Culture, Manufacturing news
  4. By: Rachapong Khiewpan (Rangsit Umiversity)
    Abstract: Many Thai association football clubs in Thai Premier League have become sports tourism attractions to captivate sports tourists’ attention to visit. However, some football clubs have still not reached an achievement. Thus, this study aims to investigate the goals and the elements of sports event tourism management of the football clubs in Thai Premier League so as to enhance the effectiveness of sports event tourism management which could lead to an economic drive, revenue distribution to local communities, and eventually the creative economic development as stated in the National Tourism Development Plan 2012-2016 of Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The methodology used in this study was a qualitative case study with the association football clubs competing in Thai Premier League and the unit of analysis was sports event tourism management. The results revealed that the goals of organizing sports events should be to create physical motives, interpersonal motives, and cultural motives. Such sports events were arranged by considering nonresidential tourists’ curiosity to experience new environment and factors affecting tourist decision making. The elements of sports event management were administration, design, marketing, operation, and risks. The operational methods were carried out under the conceptual frameworks of sports management, tourism management, and event management with the aim to achieve the goals of sports event tourism management.
    Keywords: Elements of Management, Sports Tourism Events, Thai Premier League
    JEL: M10
  5. By: Horváth, Zsuzsanna E.
    Abstract: The region of Northern Hungary is historically rich in tangible and intangible heritage destinations such as fortresses, castles, and cultural routes. Former castles of the aristocracy, converted to four- and five-star hotels, are among the favourite tourist destinations in the region. Destination stakeholders of these attractions have a prime interest in designing and delivering a complex and memorable tourism experience that will attract more visitors and return visits. The responsibility of regional and local destination management lies in finding an appropriate mix of attractions and corresponding experiences, attracting visitors/guests and creating repeat patterns of return. The research, involving a sample of 360 castle hotel guests, and using Partial Least Squares structural equation path modelling, reveals significant correlation between historical interest, motivation, and perceived image, predicting guests’ perception of the entire region. Visitation patterns, together with geographical embeddedness, can be further explored to increase destination competitiveness.
    Keywords: historical heritage, destination experience, castle hotels, perceived image, regional impact, destination competitiveness
    JEL: L83 P25 R11
    Date: 2016–10
  6. By: Sebastien Desbureaux (CERDI - Centre d'études et de recherches sur le developpement international - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Eric Nazindigouba Kere (CERDI - Centre d'études et de recherches sur le developpement international - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Pascale Combes Motel (CERDI - Centre d'études et de recherches sur le developpement international - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Abstract: This paper analyzes deforestation leakages from natural rainforests to anthropized habitats following the creation of Protected Areas in Madagascar. A simple theoretical framework highlights that a conservation constraint does not necessarily create deforestation leakages on secondary forests. An original dataset is built combining fine scale vegetation cover images and spatialized census data over the period 2000 to 2012. Cover images allow us to distinguish a mosaic of landscapes. Multilevel panel regressions and matching techniques indicate a causal effect of Protected Areas on deforestation leakages. Though Protected Areas reduce deforestation in protected natural forests, forest clearing is mostly reported on other types of anthropized forests. Our results demonstrate the limitations of Porter-like mechanism in agricultural innovation. They also support the hypothesis of a conservation dilemma: protecting biodiversity may come at the expense of the welfare of locals who rely on local (provisioning) ecosystem services.
    Keywords: Land use patterns,Environmental policies,Agricultural innovation.
    Date: 2016–07–05

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