nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2019‒07‒22
six papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  2. On the Diagram for the arts from to the aesthetics By Juan Granados Valdéz
  3. Does Social Media Promote Democracy? Some Empirical Evidence By Chandan Kumar Jha; Oasis Kodila-Tedika
  4. Cultural Factors and Study Destinations of International Students By Hao Wei; Ran Yuan; Laixun Zhao
  5. Is there an Economic Case for the Olympic Games? By Chris Dempsey; Victor Matheson
  6. Personality Traits, Migration Intentions, and Cultural Distance By Fouarge, Didier; Özer, Merve Nezihe; Seegers, Philipp K.

  1. By: Laishram Sadhana Devi
    Abstract: Museum imparts knowledge to the present and future generations about a nation’s natural and cultural heritages by preserving objects of the past and present times in-tact. The museum exhibits to collect objects, preserve and conserve the collection intact and thus remains indispensable instrument of education. Formerly, teaching in schools, college and other educational institutes was done by reading from books. However, in this advanced scientific age, students are taught with practical demonstration by using visual aids. The paper focus on the role of museum in spreading knowledge to the mankind. Key Words:museum, knowledge, mankind, Manipur Policy
    Date: 2017–12
  2. By: Juan Granados Valdéz (Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro. Santiago de Queretaro - Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro. Santiago de Queretaro)
    Abstract: What is held that the diagram is key, from logic to aesthetics, for the interpretation of the arts, since it allows evading the tax and permissive extremes of modern and postmodern art studies. In this paper, will be broken down in order to fulfill the objective, in the way of an exploration and review, the results of this, the exposition of the ideas of the diagram and the painting of Gilles Deleuze, and the consequences of application for the aesthetics that is also philosophy of art. From this, this text is entitled "The diagram for the arts".
    Abstract: Lo que se sostiene que el diagrama es clave, desde la lógica hasta la estética, para la interpretación de las artes, puesto que permite evadir los extremos impositivos y permisivos de los estudios modernos y posmodernos del arte. En este escrito se desglosarán, para cumplir con el objetivo, en el camino de una exploración y una revisión los resultados de ésta, la exposición de las ideas del diagrama y la pintura de Gilles Deleuze, y las consecuencias de aplicación para la estética que puede ser filosofía del arte. De esto que este texto se titule "El diagrama para las artes".
    Keywords: Painting,Art,Diagram,Arte,Pintura,Diagrama
    Date: 2019–05–06
  3. By: Chandan Kumar Jha (Madden School of Business, New York, USA); Oasis Kodila-Tedika (University of Kinshasa, The DRC)
    Abstract: This study explores the relationship between social media and democracy in a cross- section of over 125 countries around the world. We find the evidence of a strong, positive correlation between Facebook penetration (a proxy for social media) and democracy. We further show that the correlation between social media and democracy is stronger for low-income countries than high-income countries. Our lowest point estimates indicate that a one-standard deviation (about 18 percentage point) increase in Facebook penetration is associated with about 8-point (on a scale of 0–100) increase for the world sample and over 11 points improvement for low-income countries.
    Keywords: Democracy; Information; Facebook; Internet; Social Media
    JEL: D72 D83 O1
    Date: 2019–01
  4. By: Hao Wei (Department of International Economics, Beijing Normal University, China); Ran Yuan (Department of International Economics, Beijing Normal University, China); Laixun Zhao (Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe University, Japan)
    Abstract: We examine the role of cultural factors in attracting international students, using data of 102 countries from 2000 to 2015. Our results show that the export of cultural products is conducive to the increase of international students, and in particular, international students choose to study in developing countries whose official language and religious beliefs are different from their home countries, while they tend to go to developed countries with a common language. We also examine the features of international students in China and Chinese students in other countries. The policy implication from our study is that "soft power" such as a unique culture, common value and migration networks is important in attracting foreign students.
    Keywords: Cultural Factors, International Students, Cultural Goods Exports, Migration Networks, Chinese Students Abroad
    JEL: F16 I23
    Date: 2019–07
  5. By: Chris Dempsey (No Boston Olympics); Victor Matheson (Department of Economics and Accounting, College of the Holy CrossAuthor-Name: Victor Matheson; Department of Economics, Smith College)
    Abstract: The Olympic Games are a major undertaking that promise both large costs and potentially large benefits to host cities. This paper lays out the potential economic benefits of hosting the Olympics and details how, in the vast majority of cases, these gains are unlikely to cover the costs of hosting the event. The ideas are then applied to the experience of Boston in its ultimately unsuccessful bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
    Keywords: Olympics, mega-events, impact analysis, Boston, tourism
    JEL: O18 R53
    Date: 2019–07
  6. By: Fouarge, Didier (ROA, Maastricht University); Özer, Merve Nezihe (Maastricht University); Seegers, Philipp K. (Maastricht University)
    Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between Big Five personality traits and individuals' intentions to migrate in countries that vary in their culture. Using data collected from university students in Germany, we find that extraversion and openness are positively associated with migration intentions, while agreeableness, conscientiousness, and emotional stability negatively relate to migration intentions. Openness positively and extraversion negatively relate to the willingness to move to culturally distant countries after controlling for geographic distance and economic differences between countries. Using language as a cultural distance indicator provides evidence that extravert and conscientious individuals are less likely to prefer linguistically distant countries while agreeable individuals tend to consider such countries as potential destinations.
    Keywords: migration intentions, destination choice, cultural distance, Big Five personality traits
    JEL: D91 J61 Z1
    Date: 2019–06

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