Publications Archive

The following archive contains various books, reports, working papers, and syllabi published by the Cultural Policy Center.

February, 2002

Willingness to Pay for Submerged Maritime Cultural Resources

Abstract Many consider salvage value and tourism expenditures as the only economic values of a historic shipwreck. This paper looks at one alternative, the non-market value generated by management of shipwrecks as submerged maritime...

February, 2002

Coherent and Incoherent Valuation: A Problem With Contingent Valuation of Cultural Amenities

I aim to describe a new problem with contingent valuation studies, and to suggest the nature and severity of the difficulties in surmounting it.1 The source of the problem, in brief, is category-bound thinking. When people explore...

February, 2002

Does Public Art Have Bequest Value?

Abstract Many people argue that public art contains an element of "bequest value": value derived by people today from the expected enjoyment of the art by future generations. This benefit, many believe, can only be uncovered...

February, 2002

Contingent Valuation Studies in the Arts and Culture: An Annotated Bibliography

The notion of cultural value is a matter of considerable and often heated debate, both in its conceptualization and in its application. Whether it is a discourse about the absolutism of measuring cultural value within the halls of academia...

February, 2002

Assessing the Public Service Element of Irish Public Broadcasting – The Validity of the Contingent Valuation Method

Introduction The contingent valuation method (CVM) has been extensively used to assess the use and non-use value of environmental amenities, and continues to be developed as a tool for this purpose. This paper assesses the possible use...

January, 2002

Sub-National Cultural Policy - Where the Action is? Mapping State Cultural Policy in the United States

Most of the formal studies of cultural policy concentrate on the role of central governments and their approaches to supporting the arts, creative industries and heritage. Less attention has been given to cultural policy at the sub-...

January, 2002

Ephemera, Temporary Urbanism, and Imaging

OVERVIEW Urban ephemera are organized, momentary, repeated urban public presentations. They include parades, festivals, celebrations, outdoor performances, and rituals of all kinds. Because they impress themselves upon the public...

January, 2002

Paying the Piper, Calling the Tune: A Transaction Cost Politics Analysis of the National Endowment for the Arts

Abstract The field of cultural economics has devoted substantial attention to the positive and normative analysis of the willingness of citizens to fund art through the public sector. But there has been little economic analysis of the efficiency...

January, 2002

Director Turnover: Are We Sustaining our Talent?

Introduction If you are part of a museum that recently changed directors, you belong to a sizable club. The museum boom and the baby boom might be to blame for this turnover. Several capital campaigns have come to a close. Baby boomers are...

December, 2001

The Concrete Megalopolis Needs Its Grass Spots, Too’: Nonprofit Arts Leadership in Chicago, 1971-2001

Introduction In 1972, a Chicago Tribune reporter surveyed the city’s underfunded and disorganized nonprofit arts scene, and urged that "The concrete megalopolis needs its grass spots, too." For Chicago’s nonprofit...