The economics of movies

A literature survey

Jordi McKenzie*

*Corresponding author for this work

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41 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The film industry provides a myriad of interesting problems for economic contemplation. From the initial concept of an idea through production, distribution and finally exhibition there are many aspects to the film project and the film industry that present new and interesting puzzles worthy of investigation. Add to this the high level of data availability, and it is little wonder that an increasing number of researchers are being attracted to this industry. To date, however, there are no comprehensive surveys on the contribution of economists to this literature. This paper attempts to fill this void and unify what is known about the industry. It also identifies and discusses potential areas for new research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-70
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Economic Surveys
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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