Measuring the Value of Culture

Methods and Examples in Cultural Economics

Authors: Snowball, Jeanette D.

  • Includes market and non-market valuation techniques
  • Discusses the benefits and problems of each method
  • Contains practical examples, including questionnaire structure and analysis of results
  • Features up-to-date case studies
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Acknowledgement of the value of culture and cultural goods is increasing world-wide. So too is interest in finding methods to quantify this value so that governments and private sponsors can make efficient funding decisions. "Measuring the Value of Culture" documents methods that can be used to put a price on the arts and cultural goods, including theatre, heritage, cultural events (like arts festivals), museums, archaeological sites and libraries.

The methods discussed include economic impact studies, which use market data, as well as non-market valuation techniques, like willingness to pay studies, and the newer choice experiments. In addition, advances in more qualitative valuation methods are considered.

The book aims to give practitioners a practical guide to conducting such valuation studies, while also providing potential funders with a means of interpreting the results. The theoretical background of the various methods, their potential problems and the kind of information they can provide is also discussed.

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From the reviews:

"Snowball explores … some new directions in this well written, lucid, and compact study of valuation studies in the field of the arts. … an important book for anyone interested in valuation studies and especially for those who study the worlds of the arts. … Snowball provides a thorough review, discussion, and evaluation of economic impact studies … and the willingness to pay method. … Those who are about to set up their own willingness to pay study will find this book an excellent source." (Arjo Klamer, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLVII, June, 2009)

“Jeanette Snowball succeeds in writing a book of interest to regional scientists … . the entire book has much to recommend it to serious scholars grappling with measuring the regional economic values and impacts of sectors ranging beyond just culture and the arts.” (Bruce A. Seaman, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 50 (3), 2010)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring the Value of Culture
Book Subtitle
Methods and Examples in Cultural Economics
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74360-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74360-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74355-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09377-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 230
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