nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2019‒06‒17
four papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Film-Induced Tourism Model - A Qualitative Research Study By Mohanraj, Prasanna
  2. Using Local Public Goods to Attract and Retain the Creative Class: A Tale of Two Cities By Batabyal, Amitrajeet; Kourtit, Karima; Nijkamp, Peter
  3. Exploring community stakeholders’ perceptions of mass tourism: the case of Bruges By Hernandez-Maskivker, Gilda; Ferrari, Sonia; Cruyt, Aurélie Nathalie J.
  4. Let’s meet as usual: Do games on non-frequent days differ? Evidence from top European soccer leagues By Goller, Daniel; Krumer, Alex

  1. By: Mohanraj, Prasanna
    Abstract: The entertainment media industry has been successful in creating a favorable image of a destination in consumers‟ minds. Film-induced Tourism has defined as “Tourists‟ visits to a destination or attraction as a result of destination‟s being featured on television, video or the cinema screen” This article will discuss the importance and relevance of film-induced tourism and how it has helped to escalate tourism. Numerous international examples like “The Lord of the Rings” in New Zealand, “Troy” in Canakkale, Turkey, and “Braveheart” in Scotland are reviewed as success stories to this marriage between films and destinations.This article will be focusing on the influence that films have on choices of tour destinations and how this can tapped. Exploratory research design is adopted. Primary data was collected through Focus group discussion. A conceptual 3 P‟s model is developed to understand the extent of influence, movies have on tourism.
    Keywords: Film induced tourism, 3 Ps Model, destination placement, Focus Group Discussion and Qualitative Research
    JEL: M31
    Date: 2017–12–05
  2. By: Batabyal, Amitrajeet; Kourtit, Karima; Nijkamp, Peter
    Abstract: We study the impact that the provision of a local public good (LPG) by two cities has on their ability to attract and retain members of the creative class. This creative class consists of two types of members known as engineers and artists. Engineers are wealthier than artists and they also value the LPG more. We first focus on each city in isolation. We compute the marginal value and the marginal cost of the LPG and then determine the provision of this LPG when the provision is determined by uniform contributions and majority voting. Next, we allow the creative class members to migrate between the two cities and analyze whether engineers or artists migrate, the equilibrium distribution of the creative class, and the efficiency of the LPG provision. Finally, we consider the situation in each city just before migration and study how much of the LPG is provided when proportional contributions and majority voting determine this provision. A related question we address is whether engineers or artists now have an incentive to migrate and, if yes, we identify who would like to migrate and to which city.
    Keywords: Artist, Creative Class, Engineer, Local Public Good, Majority Voting
    JEL: H40 R11
    Date: 2019–03–07
  3. By: Hernandez-Maskivker, Gilda; Ferrari, Sonia; Cruyt, Aurélie Nathalie J.
    Abstract: In the last years, there have been protests by residents against tourism in several destinations around the world. Tourists have also increasingly complained about destinations being overcrowded. At the same time, visitors are looking for more authentic experiences. Our research has been conducted in Bruges, one of the major tourist destinations in Belgium to analyse stakeholder’s perceptions of mass tourism and how destinations can ensure a more sustainable development. One of the major findings from this research is the importance of locals’ support to promote a sustainable tourism. Residents and local entrepreneurship could have a more positive attitude towards tourism if the positive impact outweighs the disadvantages of tourism. Practical and managerial implications are suggested.
    Keywords: mass tourism; overtourism; mature destination; sustainable tourism
    JEL: L83 R14 R33
    Date: 2019–04–15
  4. By: Goller, Daniel; Krumer, Alex
    Abstract: Balancing the allocation of games in sports competitions is an important organizational task that can have serious financial consequences. In this paper, we examine data from 9,930 soccer games played in the top German, Spanish, French, and English soccer leagues between 2007/2008 and 2016/2017. Using a machine learning technique for variable selection and applying a semi-parametric analysis of radius matching on the propensity score, we find that all four leagues have a lower attendance as the share of stadium capacity in games that take place on non-frequently played days compared to the frequently played days. In addition, we find that in all leagues except for the English Premier League, there is a significantly lower home advantage for the underdog teams on non-frequent days. Our findings suggest that the current schedule favors underdog teams with fewer home games on non-frequent days. Therefore, to increase the fairness of the competitions, it is necessary to adjust the allocation of the home games on non-frequent days in a way that eliminates any advantage driven by the schedule. These findings have implications for the stakeholders of the leagues, as well as for coaches and players.
    Keywords: Performance, schedule effects, soccer
    JEL: D00 L00 D20
    Date: 2019–06

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