Why Should Economists be Interested in Cultural Policy?

David Throsby*

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Cultural policy is an area of public policy-making with significant economic content. This paper suggests five areas where the theories, tools, and methods of economic analysis can make a contribution to the formation of a rational cultural policy: support for the creative arts; cultural goods international trade; the management of cultural assets; industry and innovation; and foreign policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalEconomic Record
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


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