Economics of Art and Culture

  • Bruno S. Frey

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

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  3. Aspects

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  5. Cultural Policy

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About this book


This book studies the relationship between the arts and the economy. By applying economic thinking to arts and culture, it analyses markets for art and cultural goods, highlights specific facets of art auctions and discusses determinants of the economic success of artists. The author also sheds new light on various cultural areas, such as the performing and visual arts, festivals, films, museums and cultural heritage. Lastly, the book discusses cultural policies, the role of the state in financing culture, and the relationship between the arts and happiness. 


Economics of art Cultural economics Economics of culture Performing arts Art auctions Art prices Cultural tourism

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruno S. Frey
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  1. 1.CREW - Center for Research in Economics and Well-BeingUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15747-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15748-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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