nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2018‒04‒09
nine papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Creative industries and firm creation: disentangling causal effects through historical cultural associations By Coll Martínez, Eva
  2. War of the Waves: Radio and Resistance During World War II By Stefano Gagliarducci; Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato; Francesco Sobbrio; Guido Tabellini
  3. Creativity and entrepreneurship: Empirical evidence for Catalonia By Coll Martínez, Eva
  4. Pay-What-You-Want to Support Independent Information - A Field Experiment on Motivation By Alessandra Casarico; Mirco Tonin
  5. The cultural aspect in the relationship customer-place: Proposal and test of an integrated model By Noama Abbas; Veronique Cova
  6. Governance, Science–Policy Interfaces, Societal Organisation and the Transition to an Ecosystemic Model of Culture By Pilon, André Francisco
  7. A study on the creative industry as a pillar of sustained growth and diversification By Hendrickson, Michael; Stanley Niaah, Sonjah
  8. Do Software and Videogames firms share location patterns across cities? Evidence from Barcelona, Lyon and Hamburg By Méndez Ortega, Carles,; Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria
  9. The Seasonality of Demand in Spanish Tourist Municipalities: Analysis and Determinants By Turrión Prats, Judith; Duro Moreno, Juan Antonio

  1. By: Coll Martínez, Eva
    Abstract: In the last decade policy makers and scholars have highlighted creative industries’ capacity to stimulate economic dynamism. However, there is still some debate about the potential effect of reverse causality on this relationship, as CIs may also be attracted to successful areas. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to disentangle the role played by the existing spatial concentration of these kinds of activity on new firm creation. In order to deal with this potential reverse causality issue this paper relies on an instrumental variable approach. The main statistical source is the REIC (Catalan Manufacturing Establishments Register), which has plant-level microdata on the location of plants in Catalan municipalities between 2002 and 2007. By using, for the first time, the foundation of cultural associations and urban population as historical instrumental variables, the results confirm CIs’ potential for new firm creation. JEL classifications: R39, Z100 Keywords: creative industries, cultural associations, industrial location, IV
    Keywords: Localització industrial, Economia de la cultura, 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda,
    Date: 2017
  2. By: Stefano Gagliarducci; Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato; Francesco Sobbrio; Guido Tabellini
    Abstract: What is the role of the media in coordinating and mobilizing insurgency against a foreign military occupation? We analyze this question in the context of the Nazi-fascist occupation of Italy during WWII. We study the effect of BBC radio counter-propaganda (Radio Londra) on the intensity of internal resistance to the Nazi-fascist regime. Using variation in monthly sunspot activities affecting the sky-wave propagation of BBC broadcasting towards Italy, we show that BBC radio had a strong impact on political violence. We provide further evidence to prove that BBC radio played an important role in coordinating resistance activities, but had no lasting role in motivating the population against the fascist regime.
    Keywords: media, BBC, counter-propaganda, insurgency, violence, WWII, sunspots
    JEL: D74 L82 N44
    Date: 2018
  3. By: Coll Martínez, Eva
    Abstract: In recent years creativity has gained importance because of its potential to generate economic growth based on their role in the innovation processes and economic development. In this regard, this work is twofold. First, it addresses the mechanisms through which creativity promotes knowledge externalities and innovation contributing to regional economic growth and competitiveness. And second, it aims to analyse the role of creativity, diversity and innovation on entrepreneurship at a municipality level for Catalonia. To conduct this analysis, information provided by the Register of Industrial Establishments of Catalonia (REIC) – a register that includes the creation of new establishments located in Catalonia between 2002 and 2007 – , and by the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (IDESCAT) are used. Main results highlight the role of creativity in the spreading of ideas and the creation of new projects encouraging entrepreneurship at local level. However, the role of cultural diversity does not seem to be so relevant in deciding the location of new firms in Catalan municipalities. Finally, intellectual and technological productivity in the municipality (in terms of patents) favours the creation of new firms but only in municipalities closer to technologic and scientific centres. Keywords: creativity, diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial location JEL codes: O31, M14, O32, L26, O14
    Keywords: Innovacions tecnològiques -- Catalunya, Emprenedoria -- Catalunya, Localització industrial -- Catalunya, Creativitat en els negocis -- Catalunya, 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda,
    Date: 2018
  4. By: Alessandra Casarico; Mirco Tonin
    Abstract: Pay-what-you-want schemes can be a useful tool to finance high quality and independent news media without restricting readership, therefore guaranteeing maximum diffusion. We conduct a field experiment with the Italian information site to explore how to structure a campaign in a way that maximises readers’ willingness to contribute. We compare messages stressing two possible motivations to contribute, namely the public good component of the news or the importance of the individual contributions. We also test the effect of including information about the tax allowance associated with donations. While the particular motivation stressed does not have a significant impact, information about tax allowances surprisingly reduces overall donations, due to a reduction in the number of (small) donors. Stable unsubscriptions from the newsletter suggest that the campaign does not have an adverse effect on readers.
    Keywords: field experiment, pay-what-you-want, tax allowances, media
    JEL: C93 D64 H41
    Date: 2018
  5. By: Noama Abbas (LEST - Laboratoire d'économie et de sociologie du travail - AMU - Aix Marseille Université - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Veronique Cova (CERGAM - Centre d'Études et de Recherche en Gestion d'Aix-Marseille - AMU - Aix Marseille Université)
    Abstract: This research examines the perception of a heritage place, richness from a historical and architectural point of view, and rehabilitation at the place of service. The question is how the fingerprints of the past, allow customers to experience a unique experience. The advanced conceptual framework tested with structural modeling can identify dimensions of a service space holding significant cultural value and the perceptions of clients according to their degree of acculturation and appropriation to space. The results show that the level of acculturation of the client moderates the relations between the rehabilitated physical environment and the quality of the offer on the one hand and the intention of fidelity on the other hand.
    Keywords: physical environment, service, acculturation, perception, rehabilitation
    Date: 2018–01–18
  6. By: Pilon, André Francisco
    Abstract: An analytical, ecosystemic, epistemological and methodological framework, encompassing the combination and co-design of four dimensions of being in the world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), is posited to identify and deal with the problems of difficult settlement or solution in the world, reconceptualising roles and drives, in view of a transformative change of the current paradigms of development, growth, power, wealth, work and freedom embedded at institutional, cultural, economic and political level.
    Keywords: Public Policies, Ecosystems, Education, Ethics, Economics
    JEL: I0 I2 I25 I28 I3 O21 Q5 Q56 Q57 Q58
    Date: 2018–01–28
  7. By: Hendrickson, Michael; Stanley Niaah, Sonjah
    Abstract: This study identifies the critical success factors that have resulted in the global competitiveness and sustainability of individuals, firms and ventures within the music and film subsectors in Jamaica. To anchor the study of the individual firms and ventures, the study first evaluates the historical evolution and recent trends in the development of the music and film subsectors, including their economic contribution and the main challenges and opportunities for their further development and lessons learned.
    Date: 2018–03–26
  8. By: Méndez Ortega, Carles,; Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria
    Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse common location patterns of Software and Videogames (SVE) industry in Barcelona, Lyon and Hamburg. This is a key industry in developed countries that mainly located at core of bigger metropolitan areas, looking for agglomeration economies, skilled labour and a wide range of spillover effects existent there. Cities used in our empirical application share some common features in terms of size, manufacturing tradition and, specially, economic strategies, as they have managed to promote high-tech neighbourhoods through ambitious urban renewal policies. When analysing location patterns of firms from these industries, although our results highlight predominant role of urban cores of three cities, also indicate important specificities in terms of core-periphery. distribution of SVE’s firms. JEL Codes: R12, C60, L86, N90. Keywords: Software Industry, microgeographic analysis, spatial location patterns, Barcelona, Hamburg, Lyon
    Keywords: Localització industrial, Indústria informàtica, Videojocs -- Indústria i comerç, 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda,
    Date: 2018
  9. By: Turrión Prats, Judith; Duro Moreno, Juan Antonio
    Abstract: Seasonality in tourism consists of the disequilibrium in tourist numbers over the course of the year and has become one of the main problems for the sustainability and growth of the sector. The aim of this study, given the sparse quantitative literature on the subject, is to explore the relevance, changes over time, and explanatory factors of seasonality across a wide range of Spain’s tourist destinations (124) for the period 2006–2012. The econometrical analysis is carried out based on a fixed effects panel data model that maximizes estimation efficiency. We think that some implications can be derived in terms of tourist policy. Keywords: Tourist seasonality; Tourist destinations in Spain; Measurement.
    Keywords: Turisme -- Espanya -- Models economètrics, 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió, control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus,
    Date: 2017

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