EX-ANTE VS. EX-POST: A REASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES IN ARTS AND CULTURE

By Andrej Srakar and Marilena Vecco

The estimation of the economic effects of cultural events is a topic that has stirred numerous debates in cultural economics. Although economic impact studies and contingent valuation have been the most frequently used methods, both suffer from numerous problems. In this article, we use ex-post econometric verification as a new and promising method in cultural economics in the estimation of the economic effects of cultural events and apply it to the estimation of the effects of the 2012 European Capital of Culture Maribor on tourism and employment.

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WOMEN BENEFIT MORE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SLOVENIAN VISUAL ARTISTS OF THE 19 AND 20 CENTURIES

By Andrej Srakar, Petja Grafenauer and Marilena Vecco

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Slovenian art history has received very little (if any) attention from the viewpoint of network theory. Are the artists more productive when forming and working in groups? Is there any special influence of gender, age, occupation, or income? Are there any benefits to connect with artists from as diverse fields as possible? We find highly productive women artists make more intense use of their networks and provide some reflections. Continue reading “WOMEN BENEFIT MORE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SLOVENIAN VISUAL ARTISTS OF THE 19 AND 20 CENTURIES”

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