MUSIC PREFERENCES AS AN INSTRUMENT OF EMOTIONAL SELF-REGULATION ALONG THE BUSINESS CYCLE

By Juan de Lucio & Marco Palomeque

We listen to music every day. It is our companion when we travel and enhances the emotions of our favourite movie scenes. Whilst it may act as the life and soul of a party, music can also accompany us in our gloomier moments. At any point of time, we choose what music matches our mood. In this study, we explore how musical preferences change when macroeconomic conditions change. The results show that musical preferences adapt to smooth out fluctuations in social welfare (SWB) related to business cycles; for example, society prefers positive music in recessions.

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR ETHICAL MUSEUM FUNDRAISING

By Marek Prokůpek and Marie Ballarini

In this comparative study, European policies and models of government support and regulation related to fundraising and philanthropic activities towards museums were mapped out. Results are particularly salient in view of increased corporate penetration into the museum sector. Analysis tackles ethical issues surrounding state funding, public subsidy and private sponsorship by companies which stirs tensions between museums and their constituent communities. 

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THE VALUE-BASED APPROACH TO ECONOMICS WORKSHOP

By Valeria Morea and YounSun (Rosa) Won

The Third Value-Based Approach to Economics Workshop organized by University IUAV of Venice and Stichting Economie en Cultuur (SEC foundation) took place on 16 and 17 September 2022 in Venice, Italy. The 4 panels and 2 round table sessions included 22 presentations on the topics: Practices in Cities, Humane Economy, Evaluation of Culture and the Arts, and A New Approach to Cultural Policy.

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URBAN CULTURAL VIBRANCY AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FUNDAMENTAL ROLE OF TERRITORIAL CONTEXT CONDITIONS

By Elisa Panzera

Heritage in European cities is recognized and appreciated worldwide for its uniqueness and beauty. Urban heritage can stimulate local economic conditions in addition to carrying social, historical, and cultural values. This nexus of economic development and cultural valuation can be influenced and strengthen by territorial characteristics such as a creative environment and a cosmopolitan identity. 

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UNDERSTANDING URBAN ALTERNATIVE CULTURAL PRODUCTION

By Enrico Bertacchini and Francesco Puletti

From the ashes of the creative city paradigm, there is a growing awareness of the urban creative economy as a complex adaptive system of intertwined actors and institutions. Yet, especially in the European context, little attention has been given to understanding informal and alternative art spaces and venues that contribute to the vibrancy of the urban cultural scene.

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