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 vis-à-vis non-market valuation mechanisms such as contingent valuation (CV) surveys.
Arthur Brooks, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Nonprofit Studies Program at the Maxwell School (Syracuse University), will speak on economics and public broadcasting. His recent research has focused on issues such as government subsidies and philanthropy to arts nonprofits, religion and charitable giving, and civil society in transition economies. His talk looks at access to public television and radio, as well as the managerial objectives of public radio and TV stations.
Kevin McCarthy & Arthur Brooks, The RAND Corporation
The best of times or the worst of times? Many observers of arts and culture in the United States at the dawn of the 21st century aren't sure. The Pew Charitable Trusts have commissioned the RAND Corporation to investigate the arts landscape in an effort to answer this question. This presentation exhibits the highlights of RAND's research.
Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Columbia College Chicago Center for Arts Policy