nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2018‒08‒20
seven papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. The art hub in the World Heritage Site, Georgetown: a case study of creative sector entrepreneurship in the context of gentrification By Chen, Shih-Yu; Piterou, Athena; Khoo, Suet Leng; Chan, Jin H.
  2. Liberalizing Art. Evidence on the Impressionists at the end of the Paris Salon By Federico Etro; Silvia Marchesi; Elena Stepanova
  3. The religious tourism in Greece: Case study of Saint John Russian in N. Evia By Chantziantoniou, Aggeliki; Dionysopoulou, Panagiota
  4. Gastronomic tourism and the creative economy By Martins, Marco
  5. Chinese visitors at Australia wineries: Preferences, motivations, and barriers By Ma, Emily (Jintao); Duan, Bob; Shu, Lavender (Mengya); Arcodia, Charles
  6. The Geography of Linguistic Diversity and the Provision of Public Goods By Klaus Desmet; Joseph Gomes; Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín
  7. Media and Political Participation in North Africa By Mathilde Maurel; Charlemagne Nikiema

  1. By: Chen, Shih-Yu; Piterou, Athena; Khoo, Suet Leng; Chan, Jin H.
    Abstract: This research examines the role of an art organisation, which operates largely as a social enterprise, in responding to the issues of gentrification and the resulting displacement of communities embodying the local culture in Georgetown, Malaysia. The case study art hub has developed into an internationally acclaimed space for innovative ventures including an art gallery and units for arts, craft and food entrepreneurs. The research method includes first stage questionnaire and in-depth interviews to understand the managing strategies and innovation practices. With their innovative business strategies, the art organisation forms an extended network with the local art community and is positioned as the focal point in a mini entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through the case study in Georgetown, Malaysia, the research contributes to the understanding of the strength and challenges of innovative social entrepreneurship for cultural and creative organisations.
    Keywords: creative enterprise; innovative entrepreneurship; sustainable entrepreneurship; relational aspects of ingenuity; boundary work and networking
    Date: 2018–07–01
  2. By: Federico Etro (University of Florence; C.R.A); Silvia Marchesi (Department of Economics, University of Milano-Bicocca); Elena Stepanova (Istituto di Economia, St Anna School of Pisa)
    Abstract: We analyze the Paris art market between the government-controlled Salon as a centralized organization of art exhibition and the system liberalized by the Republican government based on competition between independent exhibitions. The jury of the old Salon decided on submissions with a bias toward conservative art of the academic insiders, reducing demand for the outsiders, as confirmed by the impact on prices of the acceptance of Impressionists. With a difference-in difference estimation we provide evidence that the end of the government-controlled Salon in 1880 started the increase of the prices of the Impressionists relative to the insiders.
    Keywords: Art market, Market structure, Insider-Outsider, Hedonic regressions, Impressionism
    JEL: C23 Z11
    Date: 2018
  3. By: Chantziantoniou, Aggeliki; Dionysopoulou, Panagiota
    Abstract: The prevailing political and economic conditions both in Greece and around the world determine the general development of all forms of tourism. The development of specific forms of tourism, such as that of religious tourism, gains tremendous interest in the present economic circumstances, as it is a factor in strengthening the national economy and at the same time a legacy for the future with enormous social, cultural and environmental significance. The development of a strategic approach to religious tourism can build on the comparative advantage of our country in this field by creating new tourist sites to attract tourists with intellectual pursuits and special interests. The Prefecture of Evia has a rich range of natural and cultural resources, with particular characteristics of beauty, uniqueness, and authenticity, elements that are required for the design and development of specific forms of tourism. In the case study on religious tourism in Saint John Russian in the Prefecture of Evia, an attempt is being made to explore the contribution of religious tourism to local development and the preconditions for the promotion of the pilgrimage of Saint John Russian to a major destination of religious and cultural interest of international scope. Additionally, an effort is made to highlight the importance of religious tourism as a special form of tourism that contributes to the development of areas hosting religious monuments. Identifying the opportunities and opportunities that exist, exploring its growth prospects and identifying emerging markets, dictates the formulation of policy proposals where combined with the existing specific forms of tourism it will show it as an essential factor in the systematic organisation, exploitation and promotion of the Area.
    Keywords: Tourism; religious tourism; religious motives; special forms of tourism
    JEL: L83 M0
    Date: 2017–12–31
  4. By: Martins, Marco
    Abstract: The objective of this study was to better understand the relationship between gastronomic tourism and the creative economy. In the last years, there has been a solidification of gastronomy as the main motive to carrying out a trip. Tourists are in the 21st century «hungry» of new and different experiences. Tourist experiences and its outcome in which regards to the fulfilment or not of expectations is extremely important. The creative economy plays today a crucial role since gastronomic tourists are looking after the origin of the gastronomic food, legends and stories about food.
    Keywords: Cultural tourism; gastronomic tourism; creative economy; gastronomy; creative experiences
    JEL: L83 M3
    Date: 2016–12–12
  5. By: Ma, Emily (Jintao); Duan, Bob; Shu, Lavender (Mengya); Arcodia, Charles
    Abstract: China has become Australia’s most important source market and there are growing number of visitors participated in wine tourism. Using in-depth interviews, the study looked into Chinese tourists’ preferences, motivations and barriers to participate in wineries tours in Australia. The study enriched to literature on wine tourism. It offered practical implications for wineries and destinations to better understand and accommodate Chinese wine tourists’ needs and preferences.
    Keywords: Wine Tourism, Chinese Visitors, Preferences, Motivations, Barriers
    JEL: L83 M1 O1
    Date: 2016–09–21
  6. By: Klaus Desmet; Joseph Gomes; Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín
    Abstract: This paper analyzes the importance of local interaction between individuals of different linguistic groups for the provision of public goods at the national level. The micro-founded conceptual framework we develop predicts that a country's public goods (i) decrease in its overall linguistic fractionalization, and (ii) either increase or decrease in its local learning multiplier, a measure of how local interaction affects antagonism towards other groups in the society at large. After constructing a 5 km by 5 km dataset on language use for 223 countries, we empirically explore these theoretical predictions. While overall fractionalization worsens public goods outcomes, we find a positive causal effect of local learning. Conditional on a country's overall diversity, public goods outcomes are maximized when there are a few large-sized groups and the diversity of each location mirrors that of the country as a whole. Our large-scale study, spanning the entire globe, confirms experimental micro-evidence in favor of contact theory.
    JEL: H4 O18 O57 R1 Z10 Z13
    Date: 2018–06
  7. By: Mathilde Maurel (FERDI - Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International, CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Charlemagne Nikiema (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Abstract: We examine the role of new decentralized media (the internet) vs old media (television) on individuals' political engagement in North Africa. Drawing our data from the Afrobarometer round 5 survey, we tackle issues of endogeneity by resorting first to a propensity score matching method to identify the effect of media on political participation. We then address endogeneity by relying to a bivariate probit model while using lightening activity as an instrument for media. The analysis evidences the political power of the internet and TV. Getting news from internet reduces voting but increases protests, while TV watching induces more vote and less protest. This effect is channeled through the impact of media on the perception about political institutions, which differs across the different media.
    Keywords: Media, Political Participation, North Africa
    Date: 2016–11–13

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