nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2021‒11‒01
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Social solidarity with dummies in the museum pass problem By Ricardo Martínez; Joaquín Sánchez-Soriano

  1. By: Ricardo Martínez (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.); Joaquín Sánchez-Soriano (Centro de Investigación Operativa (CIO), Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche.)
    Abstract: We study the problem of sharing the revenue obtained by selling museum passes from the axiomatic perspective. In this setting, we propose replacing the usual dummy axiom with a milder requirement; social solidarity with dummies. This new axiom formalizes the philosophical idea that even null agents/museums may have the right to receive a minimum allocation in a sharing situation. By replacing dummy with social solidarity with dummies, we characterize several families of rules, which are convex combinations of the uniform and Shapley approaches. Our findings generalize several existing results in the literature. Also, we consider a domain of problems that is richer than the domain proposed by Ginsburgh and Zang (2003) in their seminal paper on the museum pass problem.
    Keywords: museum passes, social solidarity, dummy, Shapley rule, uniform rule.
    JEL: D63 D71
    Date: 2021–10–21
  2. By: Sagolsem Ramkumar Singh
    Abstract: The folk fiddle instrument of Manipur “Pena” is one of the oldest and less known traditional instrument among other traditional instruments of India. This instrument availed before the Christian era and has been existing till today as an inseparable constituent signifying the identity of Manipur by occupying a special status in the cultural heritageof the Meitei communityfrom birth to death. It has been a companion in the transmission of oral tradition whether devotional, religious, amorous, festive or legendary. The study of Pena would require a large amount of field work involving observation, participation and data collection with the coverage offour main established areas viz, Kanglei (Imphal and peripheral areas), Moirang, Chakpa and Lois Key Words: Culture, Instrument, Musical, Pena, Traditional
    Date: 2021–09

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