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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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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHINA

By Sabine Chrétien-Ichikawa

“Creative Industries and Digital Transformation in China” is an insiders’ view written by European researchers based in Shanghai city, witnessing the impact of digitalization on five sectors: calligraphy, design, fashion, gaming, the media industries and the visual arts. Living and working in China enabled us to be at the forefront of social and cultural changes of the last decade and to sense future trends in the making.

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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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10th EWACE 2022: CELEBRATING GROWTH AND DIVERSITY

By Association for Cultural Economics Poland

The European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics (EWACE) returns to northern Italy to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Originally organised by Roberto Zanola (University of Eastern Piedmont) and Antonello Eugenio Scorcu (University of Bologna), this time taking place in Torino University 8 – 10 September 2022. Over 50 presentations, increasingly with multiple authors and with a balanced gender representation, evidence an active, creative, and engaged community of specialized economists worldwide.

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