nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2022‒08‒15
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Music As A Creative Industry By Abbas Moosvi
  2. The Italian National Strategy for Inner Areas: first insights from regions’ specialization in cultural and creative industries By Andrea Porta; Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod; Giovanna Segre
  3. The Politics Of Media Economy In Pakistan By Azwar Muhammad Aslam

  1. By: Abbas Moosvi (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics)
    Abstract: Music is a multimillion-dollar industry the world over, with artists selling out arenas such as the T-Mobile, O2, and MGM Grand on a regular basis – events that hundreds of thousands attend to let loose, dance with friends, and just have a good time. In Pakistan, this phenomenon seems to have slowly been pushed out of the mainstream over the years. PIDE has organized a webinar on “Music as a Creative Industry” to initiate a discussion on the potential of music as a driver of joy, shaper of culture, and catalyst for socioeconomic prosperity – and to debunk myths surrounding the topic, including the notion that those who engage are fools, misfits, heretics, incompetents, etc.
    Date: 2022
  2. By: Andrea Porta (University Rovira i Virgili); Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (University Rovira i Virgili); Giovanna Segre (University of Turin)
    Abstract: The paper investigates the spatial distribution of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) with the main focus on the inner peripheries of the Italian regions, as defined by the Italian National Strategy of Inner Areas (SNAI). The objective of the paper is to analyse the role of culture in fostering the development of peripheral areas in order to discuss the correspondence between the presence of CCIs evaluated in terms of establishments and employees, and the policies applied by the National Strategy. The analysis includes quantitative (specialization indexes) and cartographic methods (maps) at the national, regional, and local levels that provide a clear insight into the CCIs endowments. The results of the analysis suggest that CCIs distribute in Italian Inner peripheries in a similar way than in the whole country. The results also confirm the historically rooted difference between the northern and southern parts of Italy. The paper opens to further research concerning the adherence of the SNAI (and the actions planned at the different scales) to the actual characteristics of the economic tissue and the possible role of culture in bridging the gap between the areas, contributing to the success of the overall National Strategy.
    Keywords: Inner peripheries, SNAI, Cultural and Creative Industries, Regional development
    JEL: R58 Z11
    Date: 2022
  3. By: Azwar Muhammad Aslam (Mphil Scholar, PIDE)
    Abstract: Media plays a critical role as opinion-shaper in Pakistan. The burgeoning forms of media in the form of electronic, print, and social media, shape national narratives about politics, society and culture. Also, with respect to economy, the role is becoming more pronounced when factors such as commercialization, advertisements, political economy, TRPs, media as an avenue for culture industry, and digitization are brought into light In the light of this debate, the current webinar is an attempt to
    Keywords: Politics, Media Economy,
    Date: 2021

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