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Title:Quality Investment and Price Formation in the Performing Arts Sector: A Spatial Analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Traub, Stefan
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Economics working paper / Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Department of Economics 2005,16
Abstract:In this paper, we present a spatial model of the public provision of the performing arts. Agents behave boundedly rational. Art directors set performance quality according to their aspiration levels. While taking into account the spatial distribution of the population, administrative directors in calculating ticket prices ignore that they compete with neighboring performing arts organization (PAOs) for audience. The model is tested empirically using a spatial autoregressive (SAR) model with a complete data set of German PAOs and cities. Our data support the model and help to explain the size and distribution of losses in the public performing arts sector.
Subjects:Performing Arts
Local Public Goods
Quality
Spatial Competition
Bounded Rationality
JEL:Z10
H41
R59
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics, CAU Kiel

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