Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/23298
Authors: 
Cheng, Sao-Wen
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge / Universität-Gesamthochschule-Siegen, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften 119
Abstract: 
Cultural capital is assumed to benefit all members of society. It is accumulated through the consumption of cultural services and is diminished through depreciation. Using the stock of cultural goods, cultural services are provided by the cultural services industry; the stock of cultural goods is enlarged by the flow of new cultural goods created by individuals who are both consumers and creators of culture and whose utility is positively affected by the cultural goods they created. In the no-policy market economy, individuals tend to ignore the positive external effects of their cultural services consumption and creation of cultural goods on other individuals via augmenting cultural capital and cultural-goods stock. Consequently, less cultural capital and cultural-goods stock will be accumulated. The efficient allocation can be restored by introducing an appropriate subsidy that stimulates the consumers? demand for cultural services, and the creation of new cultural goods, promotes the accumulation of cultural capital and cultural goods.
Subjects: 
cultural capital
cultural services
cultural goods
JEL: 
Z1
H3
H2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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