MEASURING EMOTION THROUGH QUALITY IN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS

By Mafalda Gómez-Vega and Luis César Herrero-Prieto

Repertoire programming decisions taken by symphony orchestras usually pursue a mixture of aims that embrace both quality and audience success. We also assume there is a link between fineness or brilliance and excitement. Based on these premises, we assess the quality of symphony orchestras by evaluating their musical repertoire using three partial indicators: contemporaneity, most well-known composers, and repertoire originality.

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CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN THE EU

By Georgios Alaveras, Estrella Gomez-Herrera and Bertin Martens

This paper explores new data sources on multilateral trade in films among EU countries and with the USA in offline cinema and in online video-on-demand distribution. We observe variations in trade patterns across countries and films and explore how they affect cultural diversity.

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USING ART TO FOSTER SUSTAINABILITY THINKING IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

By Ingrid Molderez and Kim Ceulemans

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Will our future business managers be able to tackle sustainability challenges? Can art contribute to acquiring sustainability competencies in management education? Our study explored the power of art to foster systems thinking, one of the key competencies of sustainability, and to help business students think more creatively about divergent views on sustainability. Continue reading “USING ART TO FOSTER SUSTAINABILITY THINKING IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION”

DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE CREATIVITY

By Christian Peukert

Digitization has made a large impact on the cultural industries in the past 20 years. With a new wave of technologies arriving, it will be important to understand the economic implications of data and artificial intelligence that complements, or perhaps substitutes for human creativity with regards to cultural participation, copyright and the industrial organization of culture.

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CULTURAL PROXIMITY MATTERS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

By Maria Masood Dechevrens and Céline Carrère

While the positive effect of sharing common cultural traits on bilateral trade flows has been abundantly confirmed in empirical trade analyses, the role of cultural proximity in times of crisis has been uncovered for the first time in an economic article recently published.

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EconomistsTalkArt.org wishes you happy holidays and a great new year 2019!

By The Editorial Team

The Editorial Team of EconomistsTalkArt.org wishes you a happy start into the New Year! The blog started as an initiative of four young scholars in 2015. In November, the blog has been celebrating its third birthday and ends the year with another set of record numbers: 8000+ recurring visitors, 17000+ views in 2018, 25 articles per year.

The blog is today one of the central dissemination tools of the work of cultural economists around the world. We sincerely hope the New Year will continue providing you with the pleasure of reading posts written by leading authors in cultural economics.

With best wishes,

Editorial Team: Cedric, Christiane, Trilce and Andrej.

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