nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2017‒06‒11
seven papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Vertical Integration and Product Availability in the Movie Theater Industry By In Kyung Kim; Vladyslav Nora
  2. The sound of silence: the absence of public service values in Canadian media discourse about the CBC By Brooks DeCillia; Patrick McCurdy
  3. Cultural Ties in a Globalization World: The Threats and Challenges By Natalia Bogoliubova; Julia Nikolaeva
  4. Musical Excellence: The Spiritual Panacea of the Future By Cristian Caraman
  5. Five Gems in the Torrent: Historical Portrayals of Chinese Women in Sound and Religion By Yuchi Che
  6. God and the Sacredness of Art From the Perspective of Worship By Iacob Coman
  7. The effect of culture on fiscal redistribution: Evidence based on genetic, epidemiological and linguistic data By Kammas, Pantelis; Kazakis, Pantelis; Sarantides, Vassilis

  1. By: In Kyung Kim (Nazarbayev University); Vladyslav Nora (Nazarbayev University)
    Abstract: We examine the effects of integration between distribution and exhibition on product mix and availability in the movie theater industry. Our model predicts that integrated theaters engage in foreclosure, but also have higher incentives to acquire demand information. We estimate that integrated theaters allocate more seats to their own titles, mostly at the expense of small independent movies. However, we find that despite this foreclosure effect integrated theaters match demand better turning away significantly fewer consumers and achieving higher consumer welfare than independent theaters. Our results suggest that the efficiency gains of vertical integration dominate the losses from foreclosure.
    Keywords: vertical integration, foreclosure, product availability, movie theater industry
    JEL: L13 L22 L82
    Date: 2017–01
  2. By: Brooks DeCillia; Patrick McCurdy
    Abstract: Public service broadcasting (PSB) across the world is in crisis. This article examines how, if at all, normative academic ideals of public service broadcasting inform discussion about the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canadian news media. The researchers undertook a quantitative (N = 467) and qualitative (n = 29) content analysis of five years of Canadian news media coverage about the CBC published between January 1, 2009, and April 30, 2014. Their systematic analysis of this research found little connection was made between the CBC and discussions of public service values. This study contends that the pre-eminence of neoliberal discourse represents a serious assault to broadcasters with a public service ethos.
    Keywords: public broadcasting; public service broadcasting (PSB); public sphere; neoliberalism; CBC
    JEL: L91 L96
    Date: 2016–11–08
  3. By: Natalia Bogoliubova (International Relations, St.-Petersburg State University, Russia); Julia Nikolaeva (International Relations, St.-Petersburg State University, Russia)
    Abstract: This article describes processes of interaction of cultures in the conditions of globalization, concept of cultural globalization, the reasons and essence of this phenomenon. The authors notes positive and negative sides of process of globalization of cultures, problem of preservation of cultural diversity in the world. The authors pay particular attention to the preservation of cultural diversity in the world. The article noted the contribution of international organizations (UNESCO, Council of Europe, the World Network for Cultural Diversity) in the preservation of cultural diversity in the world. In this article indicated the challenges and threats of globalization for cultural exchange, conclusions are made about the future prospects of globalization cultural relations.
    Keywords: culture, cultural ties, cultural globalization, multiculturalism, preservation of cultural diversity
    JEL: F
    Date: 2017–01
  4. By: Cristian Caraman (Timotheus Evangelical Christian Theological Institute in Bucharest)
    Abstract: The present paper presents The biblical reference points of music, The manifestations of Protestant music culture and The excellence in music. The Protestant music started with Luther, Calvin and continued with Bach, Handel, Brahms, asserting itself in Europe, North America, Africa, and recently in Asia. The Protestant culture, especially the musical one, has penetrated all aspects of civilization, being by far, through its representatives, one of the most powerful spiritual dimensions in human history. The future of a better world consists of a more educated and more sensible generation in which music can make people better. The values of the Protestant Evangelical music can contribute to the human spiritual dimension and to the beauty of its culture and civilization.
    Keywords: culture, music, religion, Bible, Protestantism
    Date: 2016
  5. By: Yuchi Che (Field Education Intern at IPSEC via Harvard Divinity School)
    Abstract: In the long history of the patriarchal culture of China, women were consistently stigmatized as naïve. What made this situation worse was the mentality that, a woman who lacks talent is a virtuous woman a famous quote, which had became the standard to measure the qualities of a woman. This portrayal was quite permanent throughout the cultural history of China, as even today, this stereotype is still prominent in the poor, rural, and illiterate areas of China. This paper highlights in a chronological fashion the portrayal of the woman in the Chinese culture through sound, music, religion, and mythology.
    Keywords: China, woman, sound, religion, Communism, Nuwa, Pangu, Mulan, Confucianism, Lao Tsu
    Date: 2016
  6. By: Iacob Coman (Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest)
    Abstract: When talking about sacredness, in general, and about the sacredness of art, in particular, the problem of morality intervenes from a biblical perspective. This is because whenever we have to do with the artistic sacredness, we have to do with an election through which we switch from worshiping God to something else entirely. In the present research we will try to put the scientific‒dogmatic basis on the issue of the above. Without claiming to solve the problem, we will emphasize, however, some nuances trying to take into account both the artistic vocation and the artistic intention, both the vocation of the artist and the artist’s intention.
    Keywords: artistic sacredness, idolatry, artistic vocation, artistic purpose, holiness
    Date: 2016
  7. By: Kammas, Pantelis; Kazakis, Pantelis; Sarantides, Vassilis
    Abstract: Using a set of innovative instruments we investigate the effect of collectivist culture on fiscal redistribution. Our analysis suggests that societies characterized by less collectivistic culture present higher levels of fiscal redistribution, as proxied by government subsidies and transfers as well as health and education expenses.
    Keywords: Culture, Redistribution, Public goods
    JEL: H40 H41 Z10 Z13
    Date: 2017–05–25

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